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After swapping out and engine on a 2001 kia rio to a 2002 kia rio the battery and alternator tested good/pass but the car won't charge the battery. car will only run off the battery. Can a negative battery cable which is full of a lot of white powder (corrosion I presume affect charging??

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  • sprengers4 Sep 02, 2010

    Actually it turns out that the Kia Alternator has a fuse in the fuse box that was burned our and needed replaced, otherwise the alternator won't charge the battery.

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Yes it can, also you may have left off the ground cables or left a wire connection off or loose

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