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Alternator not chargeing battery in my 1990 ford festiva

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  • pburnsworth6 Jun 21, 2009

    i put another alternator in the car and put new battery when i get the chargeing system tested they tell me that i only have some where around 11.99 volts goin back to the battery and when i put a jumper wire on the ground wire on the alternator plug the charge light came on and when i take it off the light goes off i dont undersatnd this problem sorry i didnt say that i had a good alternator and battery in the car



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Replace the altenator

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well for starters your altenator is bad because what it is dolinging is over charging the battery hence why it boiled off the water/acid in the battery. the regulater is intergrated into the altenator. there is not a short because numberone your car would not start and two your battery would explode. i never test a battery or altenator at a store like napa or Oreilly's because they are not mechanics ......they are parts guys. your altenator should charge the battery at no more than 14 volts and the average is 13.5 volts. you need to replace the altenator the reason why you are losing a charge is be cause as the car is running the battery is being discharged because the regulator is defective in the altenator. please rate this thanks

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