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The battery is gettin no charge an alternator is not recharging battery

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Alternators are very easy to pull out, pull it and take it to autozone or pepboys, they can bench test it to find if it is still good free of charge.

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SOURCE: New Battery, New alternator, but battery fails to

check the fuse for the alternator including electrical connections. check the alternator belt. tighten.

Posted on Dec 22, 2009

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Battery no charging


make sure you have a good battery. Alternator will not charge a bad battery, new or not. Also, charge the battery up with a charger before driving, all the alternator is to do is keep it charged, not recharge.

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Your battery is not charged and will need recharging. That is not your problem though. The alternator is not running the engine once it is started. The battery starts the engine, the alternator keeps it running and recharges the battery.

Make sure all your connections are clean and sound to the battery and alternator. Start your engine, with a recharged battery, although it may be too late for your old battery. remove the positive terminal. If the engine stops your alternator is faulty.

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if there is no charging then its back to the alternator or the way its hooked up? did you recharge your flat battery with a mains charger after it went flat the first time? as no alternator will charge a battery from flat to fully charged,,,,even if you drove around the world none stop! the new alternator may have given up working becouse you overloaded the voltage regulator trying to recharge a flat battery witch would mean it was very week to start with?

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not its not coverd under hpp, but if the belt is slipping it wont charge very well, also an alternator was never intended to recharge a flat battery only to keep it toped up,,, if its tottle flat it would be best to recharge it with a mains charger first as the alternator will never fully charge it from flat,, unless you drive around the world first??? it would take years to do it,,,if ever,,,charge the battery first with a mains charger

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If the battery is bad it will not hold a charge. Have your battery checked a the local parts house or your mechanic. Also have the charging and starting systems checked to insure they are working properly. Battery should have a reading of about 12.8 volts, alternator should be putting out between 13 and 14 volts. Starter should not draw to many amps.

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