1999 ford escort zx2 alternator works brand new battery but battery isnt charging !
Last week my car didn't wanna turn back on i thought it was the battery because the alternator keeps the car running , i replaced the battery it worked for a few days then the battery died out on the way home but the car still ran . What do i do? Seems like the alternator isn't reaching the battery .
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when you jump start it it runs then you disconnect the cable and it dies? hope this is right. the alternator could be bad and the battery isnt getting a charge so it dies from running low on battery power.hope this helps
Be sure all battery connections are tight including the ground side of the cable from battery to ground. Also check the wiring to your alternator. If your car is stil starting your system is at this point getting enough voltage to the battery to keep it charged - this is what leads me to believe it is a loose connection.
May I suggest that you drive your car to one of the major auto stores and they can and will check your alternator for you to make sure it is good/bad.These places like AutoZone do this all the time. They do not charge for the check out. (Of course they are hoping that if you need a part you will buy it from them.
One other suggestion. If you do need a new alternator, get a rebuilt one. It is cheaper and most always comes with a warranty.
Hope this helps Good luck Loringh PS please take a moment to give me a rating
sounds like the battery is way under power,or the starter motor is the wrong one count the number of teeth on the pinion 9 or 11.put battery on a trickle charge for at least a week to de sulphate the plates or a nice new one and put that on charge as well as often batterys are on the shelf for a long while and need a recharge ,but only a slow charger no booster as this can buckle the plates