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A new altinater wont charge battery

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  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    Did you fully charge the battery (12.3 - 12.8 volts) before you ran the new alternator. If not, the new alternator could be damaged.



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More than likely a bad battery,if you take it to a good parts store they will test it for you,bad battery cables can cause this also.

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