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Alternator trouble on a Saturn 2002 **we have replaced it 3 times and still no go = Cannot get output charge from it on the car .But from an autopart test ( on the banch it is ok ????

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More then likely the alternator is good, what you need to check is the inline fuse, follow the wire that bolts to the back of alternator that wire will end up at the battery, below the TBI is where that fuse is at, with engine off and a test light you should have voltage at both ends of fuse, if only at one end closes to the battery, fuse is bad. replace

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Check the condition of all terminals on the battery alternator and starter.

There is a fusible link between the starter and alternator, if this is bad then you will not get output from the alternator.

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