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Alternator is not charging my battery in my 1996 volvo 960. how do I troublshoot before replacing the alternator?

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Check whether the groundings to the body and engine are good. Try to install good grounding cables connected directly from the battery to the various body and engine areas. It is not advisable to replace alternator with higher amperage. Please stick to the original specification if new alternator is needed.

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Easy way to see if its the battery or the alternator, get your car started, while its running, remove the positive off the battery. if the car continues to run the alternator is fine and the battery is the problem, if the car shuts off when the positive is removed, the alternater isnt performing.

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