88 camry charging problems

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Old 03-11-06, 10:25 AM
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88 camry charging problems

i have a 88 camry, 2 good alternators(both checked on a machine) and 2 new batterys and it still wont hold a charge, what could this be? wires have been looked over, and fuses. Someone says something about ENG FUSE, where can i find this, and could this be the problem?????
 
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Old 03-11-06, 10:46 AM
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what do you mean it will not hold a charge what are the vehilce symptoms have you checked battery voltage with a voltmeter with engine off and with engine running.
 
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Old 03-11-06, 12:16 PM
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Engine FUSE is under hood in engine compartment.
 
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Old 03-11-06, 12:32 PM
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the alt is killing the battery every time, both alts and batterys have been checked all shows good, you charge battery drive it for half hr or so then shut it off and go to restart and the batterys dead again have to jump it and charge battery
 
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Are thay new alts.Check volts at bat. Car running 13 -14 volts.
 
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Old 03-11-06, 12:40 PM
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yep running at around 14
 
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Must be batt.are no good. have cells checked. (This is juist my opinion.)
 
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Old 03-11-06, 12:49 PM
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both batterys brand new tested and they are fine, think it could be ENG FUSE?
 
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Old 03-11-06, 01:43 PM
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If you are getting 14 volts at batt. with car running it is not alt. or engine FUSE.I still say batt,or short in wireing. (This is juist my opinion.)
 
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Old 03-11-06, 02:47 PM
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also when you take terminal off battery while engine is running, soon as u take terminal off it dies both batterys are testing good and doing fine in a different vehicle.
 
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Old 03-11-06, 05:21 PM
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basicly you have a draw on the battery and you think it is the alternater, have you disconnected the alternater wiring completly after shutting engine off to see if the battery still goes dead. if the battery is still dead it is not the alternator causing a draw on the vehicle.
 
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Old 03-12-06, 05:42 PM
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turn key on and check the wires on the alt for power in the two pronged plug. when you turn the key on it turns the alt on to charge, if it is not turning the alt on then it wont charge, there is a fuse that controls it i cant remember which one but it should be under the dash i think it controls other stuff too like some lights in the instrument panel
 

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Old 03-12-06, 08:05 PM
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Have you checked the starter SOLENOID SWITCH in case it is robbing power as car sits. Starter has power all the time. (This is juist my opinion.)
 
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Old 03-13-06, 08:41 AM
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"when you take terminal off battery while engine is running, soon as u take terminal off it dies "

That means that the ignition system is running off the battery and not the AC generator.
If the battery is good and the alternator is good then the wireing must be bad.
I am not up on Japan cars but I had provided a link that you can look at.
Be carefull if you are not handy with vehicles.

Post back if you have any questions


http://www.autoshop101.com


http://www.autoshop101.com/forms/h8.pdf
 
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