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WH 05 Statesman. Alternator keeps cutting out so the battery goes flat. Strange thing is an alternator should work or not work, not work when it feels like it. Does anyone know why?

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djn, I believe you have some accessory that is on when the key is in the off position.
Check to make certain glove box light is not on when the glove box door is closed and the trunk light is not on.
If you have an aftermarket radio or any added accessories make sure they are not wired direct to battery voltage.
If all that checks out, disconnect the battery negative and connect a test light between the battery and battery cable. If the light is on you have a drain in the electrical system. Leave the light connected and begin removing 1 fuse at a time until the light goes out, that will tell you what component or circuit is draining the battery.
Last resort, you may have an alternator drawing the battery down.
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I have replaced the alternator and battery but the battery light still comes on. what could still be the problem?

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