Battery Discharge light is on

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Old 12 Nov 2005, 09:21 pm   #1 (permalink)
DRH9034
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The Battery Discharge warning light is on (under the speedometer on the
dash). I did finally end up with a dead battery after a while, which I am
recharging nightly with my recharger.

My question is: Does this mean I need:
1. a new battery?,
2. or a new alternator?,
3. or maybe both at this point?

Thanks for the input!

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Old 13 Nov 2005, 12:22 am   #2 (permalink)
Steve H
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Default Re: Battery Discharge light is on

Generally, it's the alternator but on occasion the battery may have suffered
a heart attack form the heavy discharge. Fully charge the battery and have
it tested. If its about 5 years old or more; id go ahead and replace it.

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> The Battery Discharge warning light is on (under the speedometer on the
> dash). I did finally end up with a dead battery after a while, which I am
> recharging nightly with my recharger.
>
> My question is: Does this mean I need:
> 1. a new battery?,
> 2. or a new alternator?,
> 3. or maybe both at this point?
>
> Thanks for the input!
>



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Old 13 Nov 2005, 08:40 am   #3 (permalink)
Daniel
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Default Re: Battery Discharge light is on

Over 140,000 miles on the alternator?
If so, replace the brushes. Apx. $20 dealer item.
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RE: Battery, get a temperature compensated hydrometer to check the
state of charge for individual cells to assess overall condition.
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If you see white crusty stuff on the grids, it's probably toast.
batterystuff.com sells a battery equalizer fluid with cadmium which
seems to extend battery life. May want to consider adding it to your
next battery.
http://makeashorterlink.com/?W22C5162C
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More general battery information:
http://makeashorterlink.com/?Z34C4262C

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