Something sounds like its not working rightcould be defective alternator or batteryid definitely bring it to the dealers attention..
sounds like the alternator... and yes you should have it checked
sounds normal to me... unless the dimming is HUGE or you notice your engine start to hiccupdrop rpms at the same time. go ahead and have your bat and alt checked cause its winter.... but really... lights dim... its what they do... a .5 volt dip can cause noticeable light dimming. Upgrade the alt to chassis ground and battery chassis ground cables to 4awg or 10awg to help improve your electrical systems
oki finally got it to the dealerthey ran a check on everything (so they say) and found nothing wrongtold me it was normal for the yaris to do thatwhich i find funny since it just started doing it about a month ago. i would like to askanyone that has the time or thinks of it at the timeto check to see if your yaris does thisi have no modseverything is stock and im usually just running the heaterradioheadlights(bright or dim) and the driving lightsthanx
Quote Originally Posted by cali yaris Ill say again that its on a fixed pulley (not a clutch pulley) and therefore there is constant parasitic mechanical power drain regardless of how much electricity it is producing for the car. Have I got that wrong somehow yes there is a mechanical drain but it is very minimal... the larger portion of the drain is how much energy is being used by the alternater
Its the battery YT the dash will light up because it still has a little power but if you someone to jump start you car to run then its the battery. You can try this while your car is running take of the positive and disconnect it if the car shuts off its the alternater try it and WB. Now if the car is still running have the battery replaced.
try it and WB. Now if the car is still running have the battery replaced. Disconnecting the battery while the car is running is a very bad idea. The battery is the only thing that holds the alternator down somewhere in the vicinity of 12V - disconnect it and it can produce hundreds of volts. You could seriously die. Even if you are lucky and avoid death there are lots of systems in the yaris
That sucks big time when they changed the belt did you check it bcuz what they probably did was just tighten the alternater and left the belt as is do the job urself better off that way and a couple of buck you and the wife can enjoy the night out good luck
635.00 for the alternater or that includes installation.
First off when did the problem accure Did you have some work done to the car that needed some cables installed Did you buy the vehicle used The fuse box should be checked and the battery as well if the car runs its not the alternater has to be the battery it might be low in charge.
Quote Originally Posted by big lo First off when did the problem accure Did you have some work done to the car that needed some cables installed Did you buy the vehicle used The fuse box should be checked and the battery as well if the car runs its not the alternater has to be the battery it might be low in charge. IT OCCURED ABOUT A WEEK AGO THREE TIMES. NO WORK WAS DONE FOR ANY NEW CABLES. YES THE CAR WAS BOUGHT USED 2 YEARS AGO AND I NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS. BOTH FUSE BOXES WERE CHECKED. TY
Look under the front seats and see if there is a heater duct... it so youve got the cold package (bigger alternater etc. and apparently electric heat)... My born in Cali sedan doesnt have it well soon see how she does here in the rockies. (Fine Im guessing)
Quote Originally Posted by Papamoon Ive been driving with my ZPI pully for about 6k miles now. It has worked great and I havent had any problems until it started getting warmer. My belt has started squeaking ever since the temperature went up. Im not sure if that has anything to do with it. I got out the torque wrench and cranked it but it was already at 135. I made sure that the alternater was in