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2005 Saturn Vue Question: My battery is putting out too much voltage..do I need a new aternator?

 

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Danniel, Tampa, FL, February 07, 2013, 13:26
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I was told by 2 people at different auto zone stores. Battery indicator light comes on.

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    February 07, 2013, 14:28
     Master

    Possibly. Are they willing to guarantee their 'diagnosis'?Depending on the cost of the alternator VS. the cost of diagnosis is it worth the gamble?

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    February 07, 2013, 15:27
     Master

    if it is overcharging then the reglator inside the alt is probably shot you will need a new alt

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  • Answer #3

    February 08, 2013, 09:49
     Rookie

    battery when votemeter checked shoul be 12-12 1/2 volts , shoul reed 13 if alternator is working when engine is running

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