'99 Protege, Battery light comes on, loss of power

02-02-2009, 10:25 PM
I have a '99 Protege. The problem started when the car would not start after refueling. The car ran when it was jump started so I replaced the battery. After driving a while the car died again. I replaced the alternator even though it tested fine. After driving a while the battery light came on and the car lost power, the new battery was also leaking fluid. I upgraded the battery, Now after driving a few blocks the battery light still comes on and the car significantly loses power. It may be a coincidence but it seems it's when the engine fan comes on. I had the new alternator and new new battery checked and they right on 14.25v. I have no idea what could be wrong with it.


02-08-2009, 12:55 AM
Have you had an on vehicle AVR test done? What is the alternator doing while the system is running and loaded?

Doug Tatham
03-25-2009, 04:54 PM
It sounds like something else in your charging system must be bad. Have it checked at an autoparts store. Most will do it for free.

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