the alternator isnt charging the battery. i drive 20 miles and then my battery is dead. so i will have to take the battery out and recharge it. i had both the battery and the alternator replaced two weeks ago. the problem still persists.
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2002 Dodge Stratus
Question: alternator doesn't charge battery
Valleyautotech August 24, 2009, 16:06Master
Bring it back to the shop that replace the battery and alternator as the alternator or battery could be defective.
Answer #2Visitor, August 04, 2010, 20:25
Going online for the answer is not beneficial to either you or your mechanic.Without a proper diagnosis you are just throwing money at it seeing if it sticks, pay for a diagnosis.We can't check your car online and don't know it's service history unless you have carfax. Find a reliable shop and stick with them. you'll thank me later.A good mechanic can have it diagnosed and fixed in a couple of hours if it's not too major. Save the headache and hire someone.
ReplyVisitor, January 03, 2011, 09:26
I am in the same boat. I have had the starter, battery, and alternator replaced, and still the battery doesn't charge. I drove it for 30 minutes straight and when I turned it off, it pretty much wouldn't even click trying to turn it back on. I have had more than one mechanic look at my car. The first one said the starter. I changed it. The next one said the battery was bad. Bought a new one. The last one said the alternator needed to be replaced. So I changed it. It seems like one way or another I am just throwing money at it and hoping it sticks...
ReplyVisitor, March 08, 2011, 18:24
did you ever figure out your problem why the battery kept going dead?
I am having same problem
ReplyVisitor, March 09, 2011, 19:26
it is very possible that your pcm is bad. the dodge stratus computers control the voltage regulator in the alternators. if you have checked your fuses under the hood and the fusible link on the red wire going to the alternator and taken the alternator to the parts store and it tests good, you may need to replace your pcm computer. gw