Charging fault after clutch change
2006 Citroen Xsara Picasso 1.6 petrol

3 points

Problem added: Jul 11, 2018 (3 years ago)
Hi all,
I've just replaced the clutch in a 2006 xsara Picasso 1.6 petrol and its developed a charging fault. The battery quickly discharges while the engine is running. I can charge the battery and it will stay charged all week as long as I don't run the engine.
I've checked all the earth cables that I removed and cleaned them just in case. There are no wires trapped that I can see. The battery warning light goes out as soon as the engine starts, but the voltage measured at the battery, or even at the alternator main terminal is below w 12volts.
I have substituted the alternator with h a known good unit and the problem persists.
Any ideas please anyone?

Car details
Car: Citroen Xsara Picasso
Variant: 1.6 petrol
Model Year: 2006
Category: Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights
Replies and Fixes
1,892 points

Jul 11, 2018 (3 years ago)
Wiring fault,
Check at the underside of the fuse relay box and trace the wires back to the alternator.
10 points

Apr 8, 2019 (2 years ago)
They have probably left the EARTH STRAP OFF GEARBOX.

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