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1991oldssmobile will not stay running

Car has a new starter battery and alternator it will not stay running unless i jump start it when i take jumpercable off the car it will stall out the car will not jumpstart from the pos post on the fender have go right on battery

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  • tdole1 Mar 06, 2009

    had battery tested its all good and alternator has 15 volts

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There is a bad connection between the battery and that jump connection look for lose or corroded cable ends also have alternator tested on car it could be a faulty alt. Auto Zone will do that for free , Hope this helps , please let us know where and what you find, we will pass it on Thank you.feel free to ask if we can assist you .

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Bad cable from alternator to battery?

Also, this sounds suspiciously like one of the cells of the battery are dead...

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