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Car will not start

My altinato was bad on my saturn so i got it fixed. After changin the altinator we boosted the car and it would not stay on, Now it doesn't even turn over when we try to start it.

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How can it be wired incorrectly? that is virtually impossible! I just replaced my alternator in my 1993 SL1 and it has one clip like plug that plugs into the back side of the alternator and a red wire that is mounted onto a bolt on the rear of the alternator. But you are right if the alternator were working properly it would produce enough energy to keep the engine running... I would say the alternator they put in is bad and would have them change it again until they get it right.

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Either the atternator is bad or wired incorrectly.If it were working it would produce enough energy to keep the engine running.

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