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Car won't stay running.

The alternator will not hold charge and when battery is unhooked car cuts off. Alternator is brand new. My car is a 1989 brougham.

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  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    altenator will not charge the battery

  • melton123 Mar 02, 2009

    altenator will not charge the battery altenator is ony puting out 12 volts

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    Loringh May 11, 2010

    The alternator's only function in life is to charge the battery. I don't understand why you are unhooking the battery when the car is running. Normal operation is for the battery to be connected all the time when the engine is running or turned off//

    Can you give a few more details. My area of expertise is electrical/electronics.


  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Is the alternator new or rebuilt? Have you run the electrical tests of the new/rebuilt alternator? I would try our live chat option, you get more experts to take a look at your problem

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    light staying n but car not running hot



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Alternator does not hold a charge it simply charges the battery by unhooking the battery you are taking all voltage from computer and car will not run the proper way to test your alternator is use a multimeter and check voltage at battery while car is running if you have 13-14 volts it should be fine.

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