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I have a 1993 Toyota Celica ST, 1.6. A few days ago my car begun losing power and ended up turning off. I tried starting again after letting it sit and it would make it down the road a few miles before losing power again and cutting off. We determined that the alternator and belt were bad. We changed these and charged up the battery. The car made it 8 miles before cutting off again. We ended up swapping batteries in my car with my friends truck battery and it made the 90 mile trip home. Figuring that maybe the alternator that I purchased was bad, we took it back to the store and checked it. It was fine but we changed it anyways. We picked up a couple of fuses. None of the fuses were burned out. The Alternator is still not sending a charge to the battery. I have not tried to drive it a long range yet but am assuming that it will not keep a charge to the car. What other possible problems could I have with the electrical system in my car?

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    the_chris_ba Jan 11, 2013

    The alternator is brand new and has been checked. there is something that is keeping it from powering the engine. We have also changed the belt as well. The relay in the fuse box looks to be ok and we think that the fuses are fine as we have pulled out practically every fuse in the whole car (my boss who is a VW enthusiast is trippin on why there are four fuse boxes in this car.) I'm thinking the same thing as Alexander - that there is a problem with a wire from the alternator to something - that something is what we haven't figured out yet.

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To test a altinator the easy way without special tools, start the car, remove the negative battery cable. If it stays running, the altinator is good. I had the same type of problems. It's probably your ignition coil/coils going bad. Try replacing it and cleaning inside distributer cap & rotor.

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SOURCE: My Batt. light comes on when i run my head lights.

sounds like alternator is on its last legs,start your car,then undo battery to see if it dies,if it doesnt,try turning your headlights on.when undoing battery be careful not to ground out your positive terminal when undoing the battery

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SOURCE: 1996 Toyota Celica GT: car loses power and stalls out.

Check alternator voltage at back of alternator ( big wire ), if you have no less then 13.5 volt's, alternator is ok, check for blown alternator fuse or break at wire from back of alternator to starter then to battery, could be a bad fuse link at starter.

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SOURCE: Hi car would not start,

I suggest taking the battery out and have it tested first. the heat can kill the charge on a battery even though it is only a few tears old. if the battery test good then have the alternator checked.the alternator on your car is on the right side of the car near the rear of the engine compartment.

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SOURCE: i have charging system problem on my 2006 toyota

your battery could have a dead cell and still register 12 volts when not running,, if your getting 13.67 volts on the posts with the car running, the alt is fine,, but the battery is faulty,, take it and have it load checked, that way you can be sure it has the amperage that its supposed to have,

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