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I am working on a 2007 Dodge Caliber 2.0. The alternator was making very loud noises and it killed the battery. I replaced both but it's still not charging. What would be my next step?

I checked all of the cables and the connections and everything looks good. I don't know what to try next, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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    anna gunns May 04, 2015

    There's a little electrical box up against ghe wall it's the brain change that

  • Lamar Fronheiser May 05, 2015

    Are you talking about the TIPM (Totally Integrated Power Module), the PCM (Power train control module) or is there something I'm missing?

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The alt is defected

Posted on May 03, 2015

Testimonial: "I replaced the alternator and the battery, and checked everything out. The battery, all of the cables, connections everywhere and I removed the alternator a second time and had it bench tested and it checked out fine."

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    anna gunns May 04, 2015

    See if the regulator is not on the alternator then change it

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