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Put in new starter know alternator not working

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The battery terminal splice for the alternator is close to the stater in the plastic loom covering it is probably broken

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The starter would have nothing to do with the alternator not charging. You most likely need a new alternator and possibly a new battery. At the very least, the battery will need to be charged 100% before running with a new alternator.

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Hello Lisa,

Thanks for choosing me to help you with your unfortunate problem. There is good news, and that is I feel I can help you.

Based on reading your problem/symptoms I believe I know what has possibly happened accidentally of course. You said you checked your car just clicks when you turn key, I assume the clicking your hearing because all the lights work, is that is the starter not getting good power.

I will explain. Because you have lights, means battery is working and hot.You also stated that the alternator is new and the starter is new. Now, at first I would have you go through a series of all these boring mechanical checks, BUT I believe what has happened is sense you said it JUST HAPPENED after your son put on new starter and now it appears it is clicking when you try and turn key, is that i believe it is highly possible that maybe your son did not hook up the main cables to the starter/solenoid tight enough or they might of been dirty or corroded. I am almost positive you trace down the cables to your starter ( with maybe your sons help?) that you will see not a good solid clean connection. If you can do that or check that FIRST, then I believe after you clean it and make sure it is good and tight, should fire right up. Please let me know, and if this did solve this issue, a nice rating and kind words of appreciation would be very much appreciated. Thanks So. Much, Mike, your auto expert man.

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