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I am having problems with with my Dodge p/u 1500 2wd 5.2 ltr engine. It does not want to charge my battery, I have already had Autozone and they say the alternator is still good I even bought a new battery and still have the same problem. i was told it might be the computer and said the voltage regulator might be the problem but didnt knoe if it was in the computer or externally. can you answer that question?

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It may be the computer but what if the alternator is charging when tested at auto zone but when it has a load it doesnt, check the wiring from the alternator to battery, heres a diagram to help you, also check all your under hood fuses.also make sure the ground wire to alt is good.I am having problems with with my Dodge p/u 1500 - 74447a7.gif

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Voltage regulator is built into the alternator

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