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Alternator/generator/regulator Problems of Chevrolet K1500



Chevrolet K1500 owners have reported 3 problems related to alternator/generator/regulator (under the electrical system category).

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 1999 Chevrolet K1500 1
Failure Date: 09/16/2002

Major guard warranty. 9/16/02 new battery & bulb replaced. 10/5/02 replaced the battery. 10/16/02 battery went dead. Loose ground cable on engine block. Battery replaced. 11/4/02 battery dead. Volt gauge fluxuating and burn smell. Alternator and alternator connecter replaced. 11/11/02, burnt smell and battery is dead. Replace bcm & reprogram bcm and battery. 12/19/02 pcm not commanding alternator to charge battery. At. Idle one minute the alternator is putting out 13 amps and the next 10 amps. Replaced pcm & reprogram and replaced battery. Replaced passlock sensor case. Passlock sensor reads invalid when key up most of the time and voltage doesn't drop off of 5 volt. Ignition switch not reading passlock resistance correctly. Replaced ignition switch. 1/24/03 alternator only putting out 58. 6 amps. Replaced alternator and battery and battery insulator. Replaced left tailight bulb. Bcm not powering down at times per gm regional tech. Bill yode,minnesota diagnosis. Bcm replaced & reprogramed. The generator voltage was fluxuating. 12 hz electrical feedback from the charging circuit affecting the gauges. Rewired connector per bulletin # 02-07-30-030. Makes the alternator externally regulated by pcm instead of internally regulated by the regulator. Lo# n8505. Bill yoder was working on the vehicle for two days. 2/3/03. Transmission not shifting properly, headlights dim. Since 9/02, contacted james clark customer relationship manager with Chevrolet division several times, but will not answer my phone calls. Contacted bbb and they would not look into the case, and would not return my calls. Dated back 1/28/00 hood lamp replaced. 11/13/00 the powertrain controller reprogram, vehicle stalled,dash lights on. Fuel gauge receiving differnet readings. 5/7/01 hood lamp, & both daytime running light bulbs replaced. 1/16/02 hood lamp replaced. 1/18/02 remote cd player replaced. 5/6/02 left front door & left rear speakers replaced.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 1997 Chevrolet K1500 2
Failure Date: 08/01/2000

Fuel pump failed replaced at my cost by dealer. Coolant hose from intake to heater failed common problem alternator replaced at my costed at my cost,common problem. Intate leak(coolant) not yet repaired. Mass air flow sensor replaced at my cost,part only available from gm.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 1996 Chevrolet K1500 3

The antifreeze used on this vehicle is known to deteriorate the gaskets used on this engine. The intake manifold gaskets and water pump leaked. The consumer requested reimbursement for the monies spent for repairs. The alternator was inoperative, and the engine leaked oil.

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