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Charging issue i was driving the car an went into the gas station came out to start it an wouldnt start so i got a jump it ran for about three min so i bought a new alternator an i payed almost four hundred bucks for it an then i got a new battery ,now the car runs for about two hours an dies its only running off the battery have had to be towed back to the house three times im ready to just crush the car an i cant afford to take it to jaguar with there 199.. flat rate oh also took the alt,back out an had it tested it is good , please anyone help please im very lost ?????

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You need to get yourself a cheap digital voltmeter so that you can check charging voltage. It should be close to 14 volts. Also a repair manual, does the car have an external voltage regulator? If so, change it and check again. Check that the belt is tight! If you have a new alternator and regulator and no charging, it's likely a wiring problem or blown fuse. Scour the wiring diagram and your fuse box(es) for a "charging" fuse.

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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    Dave C Mar 08, 2009

    Bloody hell, I forgot, the British probably call it a "dynamo" fuse :-)



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