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97 subaru legacy outback, two alternators test OK at autozone and advanced. When installed and tested no voltage is detected...new battery installed also, noticed the ground at the starter where the wire from the battery connects glowing while jumping the car when the battery ran dead from the alt not working...any suggestions would help..thanks

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The ground cable is bad,replace it and you'll be good as new.

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If the groung was glowing, check for corrosion on terminals and inside wire were it was glowing. If you find any it would be best to replace the ground wire with new.

Check to make sure that you have a goo ground by putting a volt meter on the positive battery terminal and the negative on a manifold or some other metal object in engine compartment. You should get battery voltage. It not you know for sure that the ground it bad.

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