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Alternator replaced and car is sill running off the battery and not charging

Can this be the starter solenoid or did I just get a bum alternator

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IF you used a 2nd hand alternator then it may be as you say --a bum unit. Have it bench tested as there may be a problem in the regulator or diode pack or it may be that the unit needs an external regulator to work . Have it bench tested at an accredited auto electrician shop.;

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I suspect you have burned contacts in the starter solenoid, either replace the solenoid or the entire starter

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How long did the 2nd alt. last before it died? The voltage regulator is, I believe, attached to the alternator. Have u had the voltage regulator checked?

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Get the battery checked at an interstate battery center.

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Have you actually tested the battery? Or do you just assume that because the headlights and such turn on the battery is good. You need to have the battery load tested at a parts store if you do not have the test equipment. Next thing is to make absolutely certain the terminals are spotlessly clean and free of corrosion. These are just the basics and there are many other things that could cause the car not to start.. (alarm system, factory security system. Bad ignition switch, faulty starter... further diagnosis is needed

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None of the sensors are involved.
If the battery is good, and the alternator is working, you should have 12 volts at the alternator with the engine off, and 14 volts with the engine running.
Check the main fuses and the wire from the alternator.

Posted on Aug 23, 2012

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