Charging issue - Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site
Suzuki Forum Suzuki Forums

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
Ľ Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site > Suzuki Models > Other Suzuki Models > Suzuki SX4 Forum
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowAuto LoansInsurance Advertise

Suzuki-Forums.com is the premier Suzuki All Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By jcbertges
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-05-2017, 08:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Erie Pa
Posts: 1
Gallery: 0
jcbertges is on a distinguished road
Default Charging issue

Hello I have an 2011 SX4. I just started having issues with the charging system.

First off no battery light comes on when I'm having problems but the ABS and ESP lights come on. Then the RPM and speedometer start acting weird then the radio starts flickering. Then the car dies. I have changed the battery but it does the same thing after a day of driving. My question is "Wouldn't the Battery light come on if the alternator was bad??"
GerdB likes this.
jcbertges is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-05-2017, 08:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
Max
Moderator
 
Max's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: South Carolina, USA
Posts: 17,335
Gallery: 0
Max will become famous soon enough
Default

The battery light will not always come on with alternator (or other) electrical issues. If the alternator was completely shot then yes, but if the regulator portion is causing issues, no.

Have you a local Auto Parts Store that can evaluate your charging system for free there?

Welcome aboard too!
__________________
'99 Grand Vitara JLX, 2.5L V-6, 4WD, 5 spd std, '00 "Limited" leather interior
'72 Nova. SB, TH-350, PB, PS, A/C.
Max is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2018, 06:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Albany ny
Posts: 2
Gallery: 0
GerdB is on a distinguished road
Default Alternator low voltage

Hello Newbie. Original owner 2011 Zuni SX4 crossover 85k miles , and yesterday all of a sudden the car balked at around 40 MPH and every light on the instrument panel came on.

Drove about 2 miles to my home turned engine off. And battery completely dead. Could not turn over engine.

Charged (original battery) overnight on smart charger and went to local auto store first thing in morning . They have a Medtronix MDX-650P NAR tester. And it tested everything with battery in car and diagnosed bad charging. Low out put

12.06 V no load and 11.98 V With Load ( bright lights, blower on high radio on).

So. I cleaned terminal posts well. And now on my DVM got 11.5 V, but as I let it run watched voltage drop to <10 V and all instrument lights came on and pretty much battery is dead.

Called dealer since I thought I had 100k mile warranty. Only to find that alternator is only 5 year or 60k miles.


Sooo needless to say frustrated, especially when I read how difficult access removal and replace is and intake leaks possible, etc...

I have Audiís with >240k miles with original alternators. So is there any other test I can do to verify alternator/regulator is dead. No instrument light came on to indicate charging probllem ever.

And never have had a single problem with SX4 from first mile we bought it.

Thank you.
GerdB is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-12-2018, 05:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
LMP
Veteran
 
LMP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Chicoutimi, Saguenay,Qc,Canada
Posts: 796
Gallery: 1
LMP is on a distinguished road
Default

regulator is built-in , parat of alternator. In another car, I had a charging problem and the feed wire to the alternator (the one that gets HOT with KEY ON to "excite" the alternator) was cut somewhere by corrosion. THere are cases also where the fusible link on the heavy wire from alternator to battary is shot. BUt actual alternator failure with the SX4 has been reported in several threads that describe a few tricks to get around nuisances.

Try to find those threads. here are some

https://www.suzuki-forums.com/suzuki-...placement.html
https://www.suzuki-forums.com/suzuki-...r-removal.html
https://www.suzuki-forums.com/suzuki-...r-removal.html

The shop manual several have (for 2007-2009 J20A engine) describe the removal for cars equipped with electric power steering. But ours have hydraulic P/S, hence a P/S pump....and a J20B engine
__________________
2011 sx4 JX 2.0 AWD CVT at 35500km(may2019)- 1928 Model 629 Graham-Paige - 1993 Pontiac Transport 3.8 - 2015 Kia Sorrento 2.4 AWD - 1994 Kawasaki Ninja EX250

Last edited by LMP; 06-12-2018 at 06:04 AM.
LMP is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site > Suzuki Models > Other Suzuki Models > Suzuki SX4 Forum

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:40 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.