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Replace alternator but car doesnt start wont start without a jump start?

Does battery have to be recharged overnight?

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Your battery probably has a dead cell.replace it,the battery. this should cure the problem.once the car is started take off the battery cable if it stays running the alternator is working.

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SOURCE: 95 Nissan Maxima won't turn over

sounds like a starter motor problem, i would change that first

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SOURCE: NEW ALTERNATOR, NEW BATTERY, CAR still dies and wont start

Check the main power fuse that goes to the alternator output. if the alternator went out it could have burnt this fuse also.

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SOURCE: How do I replace my alternator on my 2005 Jeep

Here is what I suggest. Remove the battery from the vehicle and take it to an autoparts store. Most parts stores wll test the condition of the battery for free. They can tell you whether the battery is any good or not. Then, if you find the battery is bad and replace it, take the vehicle back to the autoparts store and have them check the alternator output. This is also a free service that most stores offer. That will give you peace of mind that both components are working properly. Really sorry for your trouble and best wishes.

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I went out and started my 98 Saturn SL2 it started but died immediately and won't start again, it treis to turn over but won't. Can anyone help me?

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If all your connections are clean and sound, then your car should be able to run without a battery. Start the car and disconnect the negative terminal. If it stops your alternator is faulty. This would explain dim lights that are draining the life out of the battery instead of being alternator driven. Same as the dieing while driving, the battery can't keep supplying power forever without being recharged by the alternator.

If the alternator is ok, the battery needs replacing. Repeated draining of batteries kills them.

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Give the battery 15 min to recharge before you try to start the engine. The battery is to far gone and drawing to much from the others car charging system, so give it time and then try again. Your going to most likely going to need to repalce the battery, once you turn your car off. A battery that far gone will not hold a charge and will burn out your alternator, causing you more work and money to replace the alternator along with the battery.

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Replace the Battery Wires.
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