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Batterie will not stay charged///the light comes on showing the battery

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Not good to pull cable off batteries to test alternators an yes could be alternator or u may not have power to the alt.meaning the wire on top of alt or may havy bad plug wire boyh easy to check

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Sounds like alternater. take negative battery cable off while running. if the engine quits, its a bad alternater. when running there should be at least 13.6 to 14.2 at battery if alternater is ok! when off at battery, it shoud be at least 12.6 or better. Good-Day!

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