Chevrolet Lanos (since 2004 release)
1. Car device
2. Recommendations about operation
3. Malfunctions in way
3.1. The engine is not started
3.2. Malfunctions of system of injection of fuel
3.3. Idling was gone
3.4. Interruptions in operation of the engine
3.5. Diagnostics of a condition of the engine on appearance of spark plugs
3.6. The car moves breakthroughs
3.7. The car badly accelerates
3.8. The engine decayed during the movement
3.9. Oil pressure fell
3.10. Engine overheat
3.11. The rechargeable battery is not recharged
3.11.1. Check of electric equipment
3.12. Launch of the engine from external sources of current
3.13. Malfunctions of electric equipment
3.14. There were foreign knocks
3.15. Problems with brakes
3.16. Wheel puncture
4. Maintenance
5. Engine
6. Transmission
7. Running gear
8. Steering
9. Brake system
10. Electric equipment
11. Body
12. Wheels and tires
13. Purchase of spare parts
14. A trip on HUNDRED
15. Winter operation of the car
16. Preparation for checkup
17. Advice to the beginning mechanic
18. Appendices
19. Schemes of electric equipment


3.11. The rechargeable battery is not recharged

On the car two sources of current — the rechargeable battery and the generator. The rechargeable battery is used at launch of the engine and for food by electric current of 12 V of a starter and other consumers at the idle engine.
When the engine works, the main source of current — the generator — provides with electric current all consumers, including system of ignition, and charges the rechargeable battery.
If in a combination of devices the red alarm lamp of the category of the rechargeable battery burns, so current does not come from the generator to onboard network and the stock of energy of the rechargeable battery is spent. Operation of the car with the burning alarm lamp of the category of the rechargeable battery is inadmissible as the short circuit of conducting leading to the fire in a motor compartment of the car can sometimes be the cause of fire of a lamp. Stop the car, kill the engine and define what malfunction led to fire of a lamp. If the cause of defect not in short circuit and the rechargeable battery is loaded completely, it is possible to reach to a garage and without generator, but it is better to try to eliminate malfunction on the place.

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