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02 VW Passat V6 GLX My alternator won't keep my battery charged. I've had the battery checked (it's good), replaced the alternator twice (because the first replacement was bad,) and I still have the same problem. By the way, I had the people at AZ check the 2nd alternator just to make sure it wasn't bad out of the box either. The multimeter reads just over 12v and sometimes dips to 11.8. even when connected directly to the alternator. This has been true for 2 alternators. I'm at a loss for how to fix it. If I disconnect the red cable from the battery while the car is running, the car dies. Any good leads are appreciated. Thanks, Matt

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Your alternator is bad still don't buy reconditioned buy a new one you have better luck

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