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Timberjack eaton how to check to see if the alternator works

I would like to know if I can put a curcuit tester on it to tell if it is okay or what I would have to do. It doesn't charge the batterie and we have been charging it to get it started. It seems to hold power in the batterie so I don't think it has a power drain. It is an old relic of a thing but I thought I would take the chance on you answering my question. thanks

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not sure what the issue is as a motor, unless you are running all your accesories should run off the battery for abit.

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The "Charging Sytem" includes the battery, the alternator, the voltage regulator and all related connecting wires and cables. If the charging system was tested and it tested "good" then all of these components are working properly.
If your charging system is good and you continue to have a dead battery, then you probably have an "Ignition-Off draw". This means that something is staying on after the ignition is shut off. This could be interior lamps not shutting off due to a bad door switch, or the headlamps being left on, or some other electrical component in the vehicle that is malfunctioning. If this is the case, then you need to have your vehicle checked by a competent Service Technician who, using the proper equipment and techniques, can locate and repair the source of the problem.

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