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Just replaced alternator in 1996 S10.rehooked up battery and engine does not do anything.what do I do now

Lights come on,gauges work, but starter doesnt engage. Any Ideas?

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Place a voltmeter on battery and start engine look for voltage drop ,if voltage drop 9.5 volts and lower look for starter draw too much current or battery not charge enough

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Posted on Mar 29, 2014

  • SriPhi Mar 30, 2014

    You don't mention if it's an AT or stick. Or if there is any kind of activity out of the starter. Noises like clirk, whirr or just dead silence. I would firs tmake sure battery has full charge. And if the battery is questionable due to age, severe cold weahter, etc you might take it to the parts store and have it tested. I'm assuming the alternator was replaced because the ampmeter showed it to be bad. Another issue, though not one first thought of is the neutral safety switch. But I would first make sure the battery has a full charge.



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