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Not charging after new alternator and battery my 94 mazda protege has beeen through 3 alternators in 2 months and the battery and alternator are brand new, less than a week or two old and still not charging please help

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  • Joseph Lukas May 11, 2010

    What makes you think it is not charging? Are the head lights dim? Does the car not turn over? What happens when you jump the car with cables? does it start then? How fast do the turn signals flash when you do get it running?

  • Douglas Hines
    Douglas Hines Jan 02, 2014

    the car stay running, but at night or when the battery is low the charge light comes on .



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Check for a big heavy fuse nearf the battery,i dont know if it has one?? iam a general mechanic not a mazada specialist,try this trick ? start engine and hold rpm at 1500,then disconnect battery and see if engine stops if it carries on running then altenator is working.If it carries on running then turn on all electrical thingys except the radio.If its still running ok then fault is elsewhere like a discharge overnight.

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