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94 ranger quits when batery cable removed. had alternator chd'd twice at advance, putting out right amout of current. won't charge truck when installed. the big red wire out the back is hot one wire going thru three wire harnes to alternator are hot .

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Is your battery properly grounded some times a bad ground will cause this to happen

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Dead battery, replaced battery and alternator but still no charge!


if its not charging while running at14.5 volts or so you have a charging problem mabey no power to the alternator if its charging at 14.5 or so and the batery load tests good and its going dead over night you have a draw from some component in the system.

Dec 19, 2011 | 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

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The battery has tested fine, the alternator is fine. But it won't start or hold a charge.


REPLACE POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE.CHECK ALTERNATOR FUSE AND CHECK ALTERNATOR VOLTAGE REGULATOR WIRES FOR DAMAGE.HOOK VOLT METER TO BATTERY FEED WIRE MAKE SURE 12 VOLTS GETTING TO ALTERNATOR FEED WIRE TO ALTERNATOR POSITIVE HOOK UP IF NOT YOU HAVE BLOWED FUSE TO WIRE FEEDING ALTERNATOR COULD HAVE FAULTY BATTERY POSITIVE CABLE OR CABLES CORRODED NEED CLEANING.

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The alternator is good but does not charge battery and battery is new on a 97 Ford Ranger XLT 2WD. What can we try?


Look for a blown fuse,and look on the starter solenoid on the batter side hook up,there are more than just the battery cable from the battery attached to the post on the solenoid,there are some smaller wires,witch have fusible links on them,pull on them,if they are burned into,they will pull apart like taffy,you can purchase the replacement fusible links at the auto parts store,,NAPA,also check the large wire on the alternator,make sure it shows 12 volts,with key off,if it does not,then it is not connecting to the battery,just add to this wire,another wire,or small cable,and run it to the positive side of the battery.The connection(plug)at the alternator can be at fault also,if all this all checks out fine,then remove the alternator and take it back to have it checked ,and replaced.

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My brother has 2001 kia spectra, the battery goes


There is probably a weak diode in the alternator; this will cause the battery to drain slowly and will often not turn on the indicator on the dashboard.
If you want to get your hands dirty, remove the negative battery cable first (always!) Remove the heavy lead from the alternator terminal that goes to the positive terminal of the battery. Reconnect the negative battery terminal.
If the car starts mornings, a bad alternator is pretty much confirmed but you can't drive real far with no alternator to charge the battery.
Any chain auto parts store will test your alternator free but I don't know if that is in or out of the car.
BTW, you can buy a digital meter for under $20 many places today and most will have a 10 ampere range that will allow you to check for a current drain of the kind you now have which is probably under the 10 amps.
One final item; recently the courtesy light switch on the passenger side rear door of my wife's Jeep recently decided to not quite reach anymore and the battery was drained twice before I noticed that 'door ajar' light was telling us that in advance. Even an amp or two will drag a battery down given time.

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Will start and run fo a short distance and cut off. I had the battery checked and charged and it tested ok. could it be the alternater?


Could be..... the batery is just used for starting, once the engine is running it pulls electric power from the altinator, if the altinator which also charges the batery, is not working power is pulled from the battery, and when the battery goes dead, the car does too. When the Car turns off, do you then need to jump it to start it? if so you could be pretty convinced that the altinator is the issue

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Battery won charge clutch squeals


BATTERY WONT HOLD CHARGE COULD BE BLOWN ALTERNATOR FUSE OR FUSE LINK.DAMAGE OR BROKEN ALTERNATOR WIRES.BAD BATTERY CABLES IF BATTERY CABLES BEEN ON CAR FOR A LONG TIME REPLACE THEM.BESURE TO TURN OFF RADIO BEFORE REMOVING BATTERY CABLES SO YOU WONT LOSE PLAYING CODE. WHEN YOU DEPRESS CLUTCH AND YOU GET A SQUEAKY NOISE.YOU COULD HAVE WORN DEFECTIVE OR BROKEN RELEASE BEARING OR WORN BROKEN PRESSURE PLATE SPRINGS.

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1999 Ford Ranger - Has a BATTERY LIGHT on at idle, GAUGE shows charging ALL the time, CONTINUITY between positive & negative battery cables (battery disconnected), SMOKE from negative battery post...


There is a diode in most older alternators that when working properly put out the light u speak of. The guage has some age so - take ur truck to advance auto - auto zone or one of them - have them check the battery - if u had to get a jump and had a problem it might be time for a new battery. You don't say how old the battery or alternator is so have them looked at.
If the problem leaves you stranded again then you will know it soon enough. To avoid being stranded - buy a GOOD or BETTER jump box - in the winter u need this - -also you can for a short time - remove your battery and CAREFULLY hook your cables to your jump box - wrapping the POSITIVE cable in some kind of old rag [t shirt is good] put a little tape around it or otherwise secure it so it doesn't hit metal while your using it as a battery and this will get you home or to a shop.

Dec 23, 2009 | 1999 Ford Ranger SuperCab

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Driving and suddenly all the dash gages, a/c, radio stop working


your alternator is defective......have it checked for current output when it's loaded...all accessories on....alternators should put out about 100 amps as an average but it also depends on the state of the battery......the battery actually powers the alternator for the alternator to recharge the battery, so if the battery is bad, it will load down the alternator and possibly damage the regulators inside it....if the alternator is bad then it might damage your new battery......one way to check is to start your car, then remove either the positive or negative cable from your battery...the car should continue to run.....hold the gas pedal down until your rpm is about 1500 and turn on your accessories....if the car dies at that rpm ...then the alternator is definately defective.....voltage output will show 14-15 volts but not enough current and current is whats required for things to work right.....good luck....., the reason for at least 1500 rpm is because alternators don't put out until a certain speed is reached so at 1500 rpm, it should be more than enough for the alternater to produce current.

check for bad or corroded or oxidized connection of all ground and positive cables of the charging system as well.......bad connections cause high resistance to current flow and severly limits current capacity.....loose connections do the same thing......it's a good idea to clean or replace these cables first then try the above.

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CRUISE CONTROL QUIT WORKING ON 94 RANGER 4.0L 4X4


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2000 Ford Ranger 50 amp fuse burns out


Try disconnecting your alternator temporarily. It may have a shorted diode but that would also normally drain the battery too unless it charges over a relay.
The starter relay can't cause this alone and the currents through the ignition switch mostly control relays. If removing the alternator cable didn't work, I would remove the starter (only a few bolts) after disconnecting the ground cable from your battery and try turning it by hand. It should be stiff but not impossible and if it refuses to turn, it may have a short from the field to the case.  It isn't really possible to use a multimeter to check the starter's windings because they are very low resistance when normal (the beast draws 120-200 amps to start) and would look like shorts on a standard meter anyhow. 

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