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Changed alternator in 2000 mpv battery comes on and off

Checked alternator charges fine

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  • kirnell Jan 12, 2009

    Could not find the fusible link in the under hood fuse box. Could it be in a different location?

  • kirnell Jan 13, 2009

    The Aternator was checked aand it shows that it was charging

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I have problam taking out the alternaton 2000 madaz mpv

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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    paddyroller3 Jul 28, 2012

    good luck my friend its a head ache ,if it is the 3.0 6 cyl you have to remove the right passenger side axle and the altenator bracket then you have to manevuer it out\

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Check the large fusible link labeled ALT in the under hood fuse box. If this fuse gets blown, the alternator wont be able to charge even if it IS new,because the ALT circuit is open.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

  • Josh Crager
    Josh Crager Jan 12, 2009

    It is possible...It also may be actually built into one of the positive cables coming from the + battery terminal. If you have the owners manual it should tell you where each fuse is. usually it is very close to the battery.

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