Question about 1989 Acura Legend
Your best bet is to remove the battery or the negative battery cable, charge it and drive your vehicle to an AutoZone, Checkers or similar Autoparts store to have your charging system checked. If the engine is running, even if you disconnect the negative battery cable it should stay running, if it dies, the alternator is not working, probably the voltage regulator. If you just bought the alternator, try to take the vehicle to that place so they can check it. If you don't think the car would make it to the auto parts store. Remove the alternator and the battery to have them tested. It is not unusual that an alternator fails when just out of the box. Good Luck!!
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Posted on Sep 28, 2010
First get a volt meter and put on the battery positive to postive negetive to negetive. Start the car you should get a reading of around 14.5 volts then shut the car off wait 15 mins and with the car turned off see what the reading is. It should be around 13.5-13.2 volts if this is the case check for a weak fusable link it will be located between the altenator and the battery on the postive cable. Just follow the postive cable off the battery to the altenator some where in between you will see the link that will most likely need changed. Hope this helps.
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