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The car keeps dying

Brand new batt and the altornator is good it all has been tested what could this be

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I just replaced battery and alternater but the battery died hile driving and once i jump the car it ill run for thirty seconds then die.


you've had the misfortune of getting a bad rebuilt alternator-sorry-they should give you another one -I hope its not hard to replace-Denny

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84 camaro good battery and alt so the part store says but after one start battery is dead have all new wires ?


Battery is only used to start engine.
after charging battery, start car. remove Negative cable, if car dies, wiring to alternator is faulty.

if continues to run, shut off car and all accessories. install ammeter between Neg. cable and battery, if it shows a draw, pull fuses one by one to find circuit with draw while car is off.

Feb 19, 2013 | 1984 Chevrolet Camaro

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I have a 2000 chry town and country the batt light came on the other day ignored it. now tonight when driving it the whole car shut down got a jump then it died again down the road. i jumped car agian...


wow if your battery is that old i would get a different one but you can have the battery and alternator tested for free at a auto parts store they can tell you if its junk or not but thats why your having them problems when your alternater spins it charges the battery if the battery is no good it wont hold a charge and you car will die now it the alternater is bad it will not keep the battery charged and your car will die.

Aug 23, 2011 | 2000 Chrysler Town & Country

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My 96 larado dies on me when I stop at stop signs and lights I think its the altornator


Using the information provided, here are some possibilities:
  1. The Idle Air Control (IAC)- This device keeps the idle at the correct level when the A/C or other accessories are operating.
  2. The engine needs a good tune up, including plugs, rotor, cap, and wires.
  3. Replace the air filter.
The alternator can be tested at the auto parts store at no charge. This does not seem likely given the symptoms you described.

May 27, 2011 | Jeep Cherokee Cars & Trucks

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My montero 2001 keeps eatingmy batteries and the altornator has been checked and is fine , although when running and disconnecting batterie it dies as if the altornator is bad .ive had o riellys check the...


have the alternator wiring changed from ECU controled to battery sensed ,cut the wire from alternator to ECU and join it to the gen light and this shoul?d cure the problem

Mar 08, 2011 | 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 4WD

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Car will not start, just makes a clicking sound.


if when you jump it starts its your batt if if keeps dying it your alternator the clicking sound is your statrer which means thats good try the batt when you buy a new one it will have a warranty soo if it dies because the alt you will get a new one batt for free (the alt charges the batt)

Aug 22, 2009 | 2003 Kia Rio

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1983 ford bronco 302 engine wont stay running after jumped


keep in mind, your engine use both source of power to run, one from the battery and one form alternator. If the alternator is good, your engine should stay running regardless if the battery is good or bad, the alternator should keep the engine running. It sound like to me the alternator is faulty not charging your battery or keeping your engine running, even though the alternator is brand new does not mean is good. My guess I would take the alternator back and get another one. the reason why your car ran for 25 min and die it has no source of power to keep the sparks going although the alternator should keep the engine running and at the same time charging the battery but is not.

Jul 12, 2009 | 1995 Chevrolet Caprice

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Car won't start but battery is at full charge.


The clicking noise is probably the starter solenoid engaging the starter into the flywheel, but the starter motor is not receiving enough juice to turn the engine. I had a similar problem on my 96 Seville, thought the starter motor was the problem. Turned out to be corrosion on the positive cable (red) that you could not see under the rubber covering on the cable where the two wires on the positive cable are connected together at the battery. It will allow enough juice through to operate your car interior lights but not the high amount required to turn the starter motor.

Also, I would have your battery checked again to be certain it is good. If it is checked with a handheld device at the auto supply stores it may not give an accurate reading. It needs to be checked on a larger battery checker (Advance Auto Supply has them) that puts a load on it for about 15 minutes to be certain. A bad battery can cause your problem.

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