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Sometimes alternater does not charge battery

I have new battery and alternater however sometimes the amperage charging does not reach my battery. I have checked connection at alternator it is good , checked connection at starter it is good, checked battery connections ,good also. Question. Does the wire from the alternater go directly to starter post or does it go through some relay or perhaps ignition before getting to the battery? That is where the problem has tro be. Your thoughts please.

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  • p2lman1960 Jan 09, 2009

    I had the same problem with mine. New battery cables and wiring for the alternator and starter was the solution for mine. Not real expensive and it did the trick.

  • nag123 Jan 30, 2009

    My car show battery not charging symbol suddenly while driving, and it goes sometimes and everything will be fine. But sometimes it will continue to show that symbol and battery drain out completely, causing all lights including speedo meter will start blinkinig, and if I continue to accelerate by pulling aside and park, sometimes power comeback full and battery not charging symbol goes away.

    This has been happening when I keep the car off for longer than 8 - 10 hrs.

    Please let me know if this is something to do with alternator.

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Drive the car to the auto parts store and have them test the battery and alternator for proper charge.  You probably just bought a dud, even though they are new.  Doesn't happen much but does happen.

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