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Nissan serena alternator

There is a lead running from my alternator but one of the wires is broken on the inside would that be the cause to my battery not keeping its charge? or do i just need a new alternator?

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You must test first if your alternator produces output voltage (usually about 13.5V)
A test light is a simple but extrememly useful tool.
If you are trying to diagnose and troubleshoot an electrical problem, sometimes a test light can help you rule out possible causes much more quickly and easily than a DMM (Digital Multi Meter)

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