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My 1999 malibu won't charge. ihave checked ground at battery,replaced alternator and battery still only getting 11.8volts at battery?

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You have to have power to your altinater run a jumper wire to the large wire on your alt if it starts charging, then you need to trace that wire back and find out why its does not have current

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Bad wire.trace wiring from Alt. to battery and starter wiring sometimes burns

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