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Old 10-16-2012, 02:41pm   #1
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Default Electrical Gremlin has the Z down.

Got the dreaded Charging System Fault.

Replaced the alternator since it was smoking. No Joy.

Took it to Advance, they ran the diagnostic.

Not getting a charge to the Battery.

Alternator was bench checked.

Checked good.

Thoughts?
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:02am   #2
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Buehler?
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Since it was smoking have you checked the associated wiring connected to the alternator? Battery? Belt?
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Yeah, I'm cleaning grounds now...

When I'm not working that is.
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Pull the battery and check cables, maybe battery is leaking acid onto something.
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I did get that message once, caused me to do a little research. I found this....


maybe it will work for you.
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Pull the battery and check cables, maybe battery is leaking acid onto something.
Yep..did this...didn't help
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:51pm   #8
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I did get that message once, caused me to do a little research. I found this....

Corvette DIC message CHARGING SYSTEM FAULT - YouTube

maybe it will work for you.
After the tow truck deposited the Z at the shop, (Don't ask), it was verified that the new generator was only producing 9 volts which isn't enough to charge jack crap. So that one will come out tomorrow and be replaced with a OEM replacement and a new battery cable is already in.

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I did get that message once, caused me to do a little research. I found this....

Corvette DIC message CHARGING SYSTEM FAULT - YouTube

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Hey Ron or Jim, can you give us the cliff on this video? I could only make through as far as the ice cream truck music. I got side tracked and had to grab some ice cream.



Jim, hope your able to get it fixed tomorrow!
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Hey Ron or Jim, can you give us the cliff on this video? I could only make through as far as the ice cream truck music. I got side tracked and had to grab some ice cream.



Jim, hope your able to get it fixed tomorrow!
Among other things it explains cleaning all the grounds and the connections to the PCM....

Hopefully it'll be done in an hour....
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Well, that fixed it...she's back to normal...
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It is an overly in-depth video by a slow talker. However, it is a great explaination of cleaning the PCM connection.
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Well, that fixed it...she's back to normal...
Awesome.
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WooHoo

Soooo, replaced Alternator, battery cables, cleaned all the grounds and this fixed it!?

Did I miss anything?
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Indeed.
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