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Im having problems with my tahoe not running after be jump started. The tahoo will run when the cables are hooked up but once they are off the vehicle loses power and shuts off. I took the alternator off and had it tested and its good and the battery is was tested as well and is good

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If battery and alternator were tested and good then the wiring in back of the alternator must be caked with corrosion or the battery cables are full of resistance.

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