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I just replaced the alternater and battery on my car and it is still draining the battery and dieing

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  • kissiferj Dec 30, 2008

    the car will start and run for about 15 minutes or so with a fully charged battery and then everything will dim down and the car will die

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These cars have a fusible link in the large guaged wire off the back of the alternator these are known for burning out. When these go the alternator can charge but it does not go back to the battery. Check for this at the back of the alternator and at the starter.

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