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2000 Cadillac Catera Question: charging system

 

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rmjdd, Kentland, IN, August 20, 2009, 12:02
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replaced altenator with rebuilt one now won't charge at all. vehicle will not stay running.

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  • Answer #1

    Russ August 20, 2009, 13:51
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    The inputs to the alternator should be checked for proper voltage signal. You may need a qualified technician to look at the charging system on your 2000 Cadillac Catera to correctly diagnose your problem.

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    ProChevy August 20, 2009, 13:52
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    If the battery voltage gets down to around 9 volts or less the car may not run. The electrical system must have 9 volts or more to operate correctly. You probably need to get someone to test the alternator and charging system. You may very well have a new bad alternator

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