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No accessories working, but engine turns on and drives

New battery and alt.put in by son in law after started having charging problems. got it back finished up the putting back together. it starts and drives. but no accessories at all and when you pull positive off battery it dies. any ideas, fuses are good, could it be a relay?

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  • ddd_6 Jul 20, 2009

    i always have alt checked beore i leave store



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Have the alternator tested if it dies when positive cable removed, the car is running from battery only

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