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    Default Help 96 Tahoe electrical issue.

    Thursday, my battery light came on, the battery gauge started dropping to dead. Today, I took the alternator and had Autozone and Oreileys test it. It passed at both locations. Had battery tested battery shows good. I have a 96 chevy tahoe, it has one lead attached with the plastic clip, going to something I do not know where. noticed when i over rev the engine the battery indicator goes off, but the charge does not go up. I don't know what to do now. Help

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    Quote Originally Posted by MY97CHEVY View Post
    it has one lead attached with the plastic clip, going to something I do not know where.
    What is this? Can you tell me why you think it is important?
    Ray

    '09 Avalanche LTZ - Black
    '05 Envoy XL (sold)

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    I don't know thats why the post. Im looking for answers to why my battery all of sudden is dying. And what i should do next

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    If it was mine,I would try a differant alternator anyway. I dont trust thier testers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MY97CHEVY View Post
    I don't know thats why the post. Im looking for answers to why my battery all of sudden is dying. And what i should do next
    I understand why you asked the question, but you need to help us help you.

    I do not understand what you are talking about, perhaps a picture would help.
    Ray

    '09 Avalanche LTZ - Black
    '05 Envoy XL (sold)

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    On my 96 Tahoe, the positive side has the starter, computer and alternator all tied together on one bolt. I can jump the truck off, it runs for a while then dies again. Was wondering what gauge the lead wire is from the alternator to the battery is. I will have to take a pic of that connector that plugs into the bottom side of the Alternator, it only has one wire coming from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MY97CHEVY View Post
    On my 96 Tahoe, the positive side has the starter, computer and alternator all tied together on one bolt. I can jump the truck off, it runs for a while then dies again. Was wondering what gauge the lead wire is from the alternator to the battery is. I will have to take a pic of that connector that plugs into the bottom side of the Alternator, it only has one wire coming from it.
    Ok, I'm good, no pic needed. That's the charge wire. I'll guess, it is a 14 gauge wire.
    Ray

    '09 Avalanche LTZ - Black
    '05 Envoy XL (sold)

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    Ok thanks, I have found out the little wire is called ignitor wire goes to battery icon? on dash.

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    Did you fix he problem?
    Ray

    '09 Avalanche LTZ - Black
    '05 Envoy XL (sold)

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    Not yet, havent made it home to try.

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