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My 1998 chevy lumina wont charge new alternator and battery all been test but still wont charge drive about 1 hour and battery light come on any idea

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The heavy lead from the back of the alternator goes to the battery. this lead charges the battery and is probably loose or corroded at one end or the other.

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SOURCE: new battery and alternator. Battery still won't hold charge

Check all your fuses if you had a system failure it could have blown a fuse. I am not sure on your vehicle where the fuse is in the car or under the hood it could also have a relay. You can check your alternator by checking the voltage at the back of the alternator where the big wire bolts on. You should have 14+ volts at the alternator.

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Looks like ignition current is not being available to fire the fuel/air injected mixture from the plugs. Remove the cable tip which connects TO any plug. Hold the cable tip to any metal part of the engine block or any part of the body where the metal is exposed(not painted). Ask a friend to turn the ignition for starting the engine(vehicle). If the cable tip produces sparks, then the induction coil is OK, but since you have stated that clicking sound is heard which is actually the relay's which tries to get the induction coil to generate high current required for producing the spark to ignite the fuel & air mixture in each cylinder, thus starting the combustion required to turn the engine & subsequently power. So check the induction, belt tightness and finally the "Distributor"in the sequence as stated and you will be able to diagose which one of the above are malfunctioning............sodeep

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SOURCE: 1998 chevy cavalier Alternator Drive Belt diagram

Check out this link... better than a diagram, a photo.

http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=309192

note: on my screen this guy's "purple" circle looks more like a light blue, maybe lavender.

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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My name is David I'll be helping you today:

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