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« on: 08/14/07 08:13 AM »

I'm getting a DIC message that says "battery not charging".   It comes on intermittently and then goes away.   I don't seem to lose power or have any other associated problems.   anyone know what could be causing this?
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« Reply #1 on: 08/14/07 08:28 AM »

is this only when vehicle is running, or have you seen it during idling or on position? might wat to get alternator checked..
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I'm guessing you mean that the ball mount is stuck inside the receiver?
Your description is rather lacking.
If my guess is right, soak the receiver tube from both ends with something like PB Blaster or other penetrating lube, and hammer at the ball mount SIDEWAYS a bit, not foreward and aft, break the grip of the rust.
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« Reply #2 on: 08/14/07 08:29 AM »

and btw, what year?
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I'm guessing you mean that the ball mount is stuck inside the receiver?
Your description is rather lacking.
If my guess is right, soak the receiver tube from both ends with something like PB Blaster or other penetrating lube, and hammer at the ball mount SIDEWAYS a bit, not foreward and aft, break the grip of the rust.
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« Reply #3 on: 08/14/07 09:06 AM »

bandt0913 is correct sounds like alt is not charging the battery. Also check connections on the alt and battery

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« Reply #4 on: 08/14/07 10:47 AM »

It's a 2003 1500 w/ 51K miles.   Seems too soon for the alt.  but who knows.   It doesn't come on when ideling - seems to come on most after I've driven about an hour it hot weather with the A/C and radio on.   The batt.  connections are good and the batt seems OK.
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« Reply #5 on: 08/14/07 10:51 AM »

 Welcome! btw!
Might want to run it by local parts store and let them check the alt and batt. I had a alt go out on my silverado at 34k miles. Hope everything checks out okay for you, but you find the problem in the meantime! GOOD LUCK!
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I'm guessing you mean that the ball mount is stuck inside the receiver?
Your description is rather lacking.
If my guess is right, soak the receiver tube from both ends with something like PB Blaster or other penetrating lube, and hammer at the ball mount SIDEWAYS a bit, not foreward and aft, break the grip of the rust.
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« Reply #6 on: 08/14/07 03:53 PM »

Welcome! btw!
Might want to run it by local parts store and let them check the alt and batt. I had a alt go out on my silverado at 34k miles. Hope everything checks out okay for you, but you find the problem in the meantime! GOOD LUCK!
that would be my suggestion, also check the cable to see if any acid is leaking down them
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« Reply #7 on: 08/15/07 06:05 AM »

any luck yet Huh
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I'm guessing you mean that the ball mount is stuck inside the receiver?
Your description is rather lacking.
If my guess is right, soak the receiver tube from both ends with something like PB Blaster or other penetrating lube, and hammer at the ball mount SIDEWAYS a bit, not foreward and aft, break the grip of the rust.
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« Reply #8 on: 08/15/07 04:00 PM »

Quote from: WILDFIRE link=topic=86789.  msg1356131#msg1356131 date=1187132021
that would be my suggestion, also check the cable to see if any acid is leaking down them

Be sure to check the block/frame side of the ground cable.    You can get plenty of crud down there that you could miss by only checking the battery side of the connections.  

Yes - that one has bit me before.
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« Reply #9 on: 08/15/07 07:46 PM »

Another very good suggestion. ZPO
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« Reply #10 on: 08/18/07 05:06 PM »

Never count out the alternator.  Seeing as how they have electrical parts exposed, somewhat, to the elements they can go out at anytime.  In my 1990 Sierra I wqent through three in less than 5 years.

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« Reply #11 on: 02/24/12 02:16 PM »

hi

I am from Belgium and I also have a chevy avalanche 2003 5.3l z71 and I have the same problem the message "battery not charging" lights I ve replaced the alternator, battery the problem remains

So in your case what was the problem?

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« Reply #12 on: 02/24/12 07:15 PM »

Check your battery cables at both ends.
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« Reply #13 on: 02/24/12 07:18 PM »

also check the return wire from the alternator to the red junction box. Don't ask me how I know  banghead
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« Reply #14 on: 12/09/13 02:08 PM »

I just replaced my alternator and serpentine belt but there is a 175 amp fuse that can stop or hinder the 2007 avalanche from charging .
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