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New battery dead in 1 week.

1997 Legacy GT. New battery dead in 1 week. Tried to jump start, no result. Replaced alternator but still no result.

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  • komene_kurur Jul 16, 2009

    Thanks, I'm not the best mechanic but I'll check it out! Is that located near or connected to the alternator? At one point after moving some of the wiring around, connected to the alternator, it started, but it won't anymore.

    I'll try it though..

    Thanks heaps!

  • komene_kurur Jul 18, 2009

    Thanks for that, found the wire and soldered it. Also, one of the fuses was loose so put it back in and all the lights came up. Works very well.

    Now that's done, there's no response from the power steering, I noticed it failing just before the battery died and now the light comes up. There was no warning that the steering was faulty in the past but now it's non-responsive. There's nothing wrong with the fluid itself but I can't seem to find the problem.

    Any help would be gratefully accepted.

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It sounds like the problem is the voltage regulator. I would check that out first. Hope this helped.

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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    Bruce Canfield Jul 17, 2009

    When you said that you moved some of the wiring around, it reminded me of a problem that my nephew had on his vehicle. One of the wires was shorting out in the plug that plugs onto alternator. The output for the alternator would go in and out. I narrowed down which wire seemed to be the problem and soldered it into the plug. That fixed the problem and I am wondering if you might be encountering a similar problem. Sure hope you find the answer. Hope this helps.

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