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My battery in my 85 chevy caprice keeps dying ? i changed: 1. starter 2. alternator 3. positive cables( had a splice in cable) . know im clueless on what the problem is?

Help me out can't keep charging battery for ever

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Check the wiring harness.... some wires are touching one another.

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SOURCE: changed starter 3 days later no power no nothing

this may be wrong conection on starter or possative cable ground to chassys

Posted on Jun 09, 2009

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Do you have sealed battery cables? If you have the ones that are stripped with a clamp (shown below), then you should change the cables out to sealed.
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You don't want corrosion on your cables or battery. Follow these instructions to clean and prevent corrosion on your battery. The corrosion may be hindering the connection of the battery post/screw and cable.

Posted on Feb 26, 2010

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SOURCE: alternator not charging battery on 85 chevy 3/4

it wont charge if the battery is bad ,did you have the battery tested also?

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SOURCE: 1994 Chevi Lumina APV (van)

If you havent replaced the battery I would start there. If the battery has a dead cell in it then it will effectively remove the charge that your alternator is putting out causing your vehicle to stop running because it has no power. I would jump start the car without the battery hook up and remove the cables and see if it runs that way. If it does you have a bad battery.

Posted on Apr 07, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks. But the question is, when engine is on, if I remove the cable from battery the engine supposed to be on, but in my case engine died."

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