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New alternator and when my 1993 trcker is running battery goes dead and car dies. why????

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The question, and I do not want to insult you, but has it been installed correctly, or it could be faulty...a new alternator does not necessarily mean it is a good one, i have had some experience with this......with a multimeter, what is the voltage at the battery whilst the engine is running

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