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Car wont start

I had problems with my car so i had a new alternator fitted and new battery it ran ok for a few hrs then it needed to to jump started now it wont start without putting jump leads on but when u take the jump leads off its stops engine turns over with jump leads on but not without them

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  • sassysarah Oct 02, 2008

    already cheked that not the problem anythink else you can think of

  • sassysarah Oct 02, 2008

    the starter was checked also thats fine

  • sassysarah Oct 02, 2008

    no way to measure voltage and bulb dont *** on

  • sassysarah Oct 02, 2008

    how do i fnd out if it is the bulb that is causing the problem

  • sassysarah Oct 02, 2008

    how do i fin dout if its the bulb thats causing the problem it dont turn over wont start or anything without the jump leads and when they taken off ot just stops and wont start it causing great distress

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Also check that the serpentine belt that spins the alternator, is well in place and well in tension.

If the serpentine belt is not spinning the alternator adequately, that will cause the battery not to charge.

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If it a re-manufactured alt. the voltage regulator probably went out in it. happens all the time, try taking the alt. back to where you got it and get it exchanged for a new one if a shoppe worked on it let them know about it, a shoppe should use new parts not "re-mans".

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Your alternator is not putting out. or the wire coming off the alternator is open. also look on the alternator on the back side there should be a plug make sure it is plugged in.do you have a way to measure voltage?

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    TripleTauto Oct 02, 2008

    make sure your battery light comes on when you cut key on. if it does not then that bulb is bad in dash and this will not let the alternator charge

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    TripleTauto Oct 02, 2008

    if this bulb is blown car will not charge you need a voltmeter to check the output at alternator and at battery. check your fusible links at starter connection also.

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    TripleTauto Oct 02, 2008

    hook up jump leads and cut car on with engine off battery light should come on with other warning lights

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    TripleTauto Oct 02, 2008

    also check your gauges fuse it should be 10 amp fuse

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    TripleTauto Oct 06, 2008

    did you ever fix this?

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You may want to check the starter unit of this car and make sure its working properly and if possibble try replacing it so we can isolate if that is the problem....

Hope that helps.........

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    Mark Gil Oct 02, 2008

    Try also checking all the wirings, because sometimes this can be cause by shorted wiring on your car...

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