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Help 96 Tahoe electrical issue.

Discussion in 'Chevy Tahoe Forum (GMC Yukon, Cadillac Escalade)' started by MY97CHEVY, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. MY97CHEVY

    MY97CHEVY New Member

    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
  2. RayVoy

    RayVoy Well-Known Member 2 Years 1000 Posts

    What is this? Can you tell me why you think it is important?
  3. MY97CHEVY

    MY97CHEVY New Member

    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
  4. zippstripp

    zippstripp Member 1 Year

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

    RayVoy Well-Known Member 2 Years 1000 Posts

    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.
  6. MY97CHEVY

    MY97CHEVY New Member

    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.
  7. RayVoy

    RayVoy Well-Known Member 2 Years 1000 Posts

    Ok, I'm good, no pic needed. That's the charge wire. I'll guess, it is a 14 gauge wire.
  8. MY97CHEVY

    MY97CHEVY New Member

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

    RayVoy Well-Known Member 2 Years 1000 Posts

    Did you fix he problem?
  10. MY97CHEVY

    MY97CHEVY New Member

    Not yet, havent made it home to try.

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