If your Chevrolet battery light is on or your Chevrolet won't start or charge the problem could be due to a bad alternator, battery, poor ground connection, blown fuse, bad relay or even due to a parasitic draw.
Chevrolet electrical issues can be tricky and challenging to figure out. The first step in troubleshooting Chevrolet battery problems is to check the charging system including the battery and alternator.
This test can be performed by your Chevrolet dealer, auto mechanic or you if you have the right tool. In this guide, you will find instructions on how to test Chevrolet battery and charging system yourself.
Symptoms of bad Chevrolet battery or alternator
- Chevrolet battery light on
- Alternator won't charge the battery
- Car keeps dying or won't start
- Chevrolet keeps dying after a few minutes
- Slow engine cranking
- Electrical issues and warning on dashboard
- Lights dim or flickering
- Chevrolet stalls or is hard to start
- Battery keeps on dying
- Low Battery Warning on DIC
How to check Chevrolet charging system
What you will need
- To perform Chevrolet charging system test yourself you will need a Charging System Analyzer.
Park your Chevrolet on a safe area. Set the parking brakes and turn off the ignition.
Pull the hood release under the dashboard and open the hood.
Locate the battery. Newer Chevrolet have a plastic cover on top of the battery. If necessary remove the cover to access the positive and negative terminals of the battery.
Connect the red clamp on the positive battery terminal.
Connect the negative clamp on the negative terminal.
Perform battery and alternator test procedure.
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