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Battery charging is not working an car is running hot

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You may just have a broken belt, For both things to happen at once. Open the hood and take a look at the pulleys, see if the belt is there and or tight.

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The jump start may have blown you alternator or voltage regulator. If so, you have an inactive charging system. You must have a good battery for this to work, Disconnect the positive cable to the battery. Use a battery charger to slow charge your battery. When the battery is fully charged, reattach the positive cable and try to start your engine. If it starts take the truck to a shop or auto zone to have the charging system checked. Fix what is needed.
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Your year--make--model didn't post for some reason? That info would be helpful.
When the vehicle is running, it's the charging system that should carry the load, not the battery. If the charging system can't handle it, it will drain the battery.

If battery has a full charge, check the battery connections. Use a testlight and follow the voltage. Check the fuse circuits in the fuse box. Some fuse circuits are hot all the time, some go hot with the key on. I can't tell if you have fusible links w/o more info.

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Check to see that the trunk light and glove compartment light actually turn OFF when the trunk and glove box doors are closed. Also, if one of the diodes on the alternator has failed, it may still test "good." With the car sitting, ignition off, fully-charged battery, check to see if the back of the alternator is HOT. If it is HOT, replace the alternator.

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Hey Jeff. Never assume that "new" alternator is good, but lets assume it is.The actuator wire that goes into the field of the alternator HAS to be hot with the key in run position. (both wires will be). If not, it wont charge. If those two are hot with the key on, the alternator is bad.

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Starter clicks will not turn engine over


next is jumper cable jump start to good running helper car battery.
that cuts cause in 1/2 , 15min works.
car starts, your battery is bad, or not charging, running, or is only discharged. (left head lights on)
wont crank. now?\\
hot wire the solenoid, for cutting possibles in 1/2 again.
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I replaced the alternator. It ran perfect for about 4 days. Then one morning while driving to work the battery light came on. I got the car to a friends house. I later was able to start the car and barely...


Hi with battery connections it is very important to make sure all connection at the battery alternator and starter are clean and tight and yes it is possible to buy a bad alternator take all connection off and clean tighten first hope this helps

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My car keeps dying out, could it be the battery or alternator?


unlikely, if it starts the battery is good because it just started the car and the alternator is good because it charged the battery the prior time it was running. i would put some thought into a fuel supply problem, such as the pressure falling off rapidly after a start; or something getting hot in the ignition systrem and failing causing a loss of spark.

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I have a 1984 dodge D150, not charging, battery is good,charges with charger\r\ntruck starts and runs pretty good,but is running off of battery, NEW altenater,regulator,and belts belts are tight,replaced...


The first thing you need to do is stop wasting your money by replacing parts. Then get a volt-ohm meter and a test light to test the circuits between the battery, the alternator, the ignition switch, the starter relay and the voltage regulator. (a.k.a. Charging System Circuits)

To start, the "B+" or "BATT" terminal on the alternator (large black wire) MUST have a solid, direct connection to the battery. Check for the proper voltage here. Then, the red wire on the alternator at the "F2" terminal should be HOT at all times. If not, you probably still have a bad fuse link that you missed. The "F1" terminal on the alternator (Light Green wire) is known as your "FIELD" wire. It comes from the "IG" terminal at the voltage regulator. It should be hot any time the key is in the ON position. If not, your voltage regulator is not working or your ignition switch is not providing power to the regulator. Finally, The "F" terminal (Red wire) at the regulator should be hot any time the ignition switch is in the ON position. This actually gets it's power from the starter relay, which gets its power from the ignition switch.

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I have a 1988 Ford F 250 that will not charge the battery, I have replaced the battery and the alt.


at the alternantor you should have a small hot wire from ignition call the alternator energize wire, this wire has to be hot to tell the alternator to charge. run a hot wire to alt and check charging.

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