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Altenator issues I purchased a new altenator and battery for my 1993 Talon ES and the battery will still not hold a charge. Could there be a bad fuse between the battery and the altenator or is there another reason for this problem?

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  • kenneth_stoc Nov 17, 2008

    Yes the battery keeps going dead and i have had it tested at two different places. So i don't believe the battery is the problem. I have had the orginal alternator rebuilt and then purchased a brand new one which is why i think the problem must be in the wiring somewhere.

    Thanks for the help

  • kenneth_stoc Nov 17, 2008

    Thanks for the suggestion jschoon77, i will try that this evening and let you know what i come up with, thanks again.

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    • Hi i had the same problem on a 90 tsi .there is a 80 amp fuse in the fuse box if you are looking at the fuse box passenger side .under hood its a black fuse it has a bolt on each side of it ! you should be able to see if it is blown its in the right corner of fuse unbolt it it dosnt pull out

  • Loringh
    Loringh May 11, 2010

    Hi kenneth,

    How do you know the battery will not hold a charge?

    Because it keeps going dead?

    Problem is probably not the battery.

    Please provide some details and perhaps wwe can help you




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Kenneth, have you checked amperage draw on this vehicle? To me, it sounds like you have a component that is staying powered up even with the key off, which could be a component issue or a wiring issue.

You should check for an amperage draw with the key off by doing the following:

Be sure that key is off. You will disconnect the negative battery terminal and connect a Digital Volt/Ohm Meter (DVOM) with the black lead on the battery terminal and the red lead on the cable end ( the cable should not be touching the battery at this point).

Set your DVOM to the amp setting (A) and check what the meter reads. You should wait at least 2-3 minutes before you get an accurate reading as some components, such as the engine computer, may take a few minutes to power down fully. You should see a 0A reading at this point- if not, you have a big draw and should not continue to prevent damage to your DVOM.

If you are reading 0 in the A scale, switch to the miliamp (mA) scale. You should see less than 500 mA (0.5A) reading- this is a general rule of thumb as some things, such as clock memory, radio memory, ECU memory, etc will create some draw, but even 0.5A draw will take several days to draw a battery dead.

This will at least tell you if you have a parasitic draw on the battery causing it to go dead.

Hope this is helpful!!

ASE Master Technician with L1 and X1 certs, Nissan Certified Scope Technician, Chrysler Certified Level 3 Silver Technician- 12+ years experience.

Posted on Nov 17, 2008


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