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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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    car wont charge

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    Just replaced battery and alternator...runs fine for a little while then dies and won't start back up

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You will have to check the voltage whith the engine running .should be 13.6 or better

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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.

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