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84 ford not charging

I replaced the connectors on the regulator and altenator. I havent replaced the actual battery cables. do you think replacing the battery cables would help? i also had the baterry tested

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Possibly could solve the problem IF the cables are bad. Do u know if they might be original? If they might be, (or almost original) I would replace them, as 25 years is mighty ancient when it comes to cables. Running out of ideas!!!! Keep me posted. Gotta get to work, will check in later.

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