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My 1998 dodge avenger 2.5l es will not hold a charge ..can jump start... has a new battery

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Check the positive wire from the battery to the power distribution and starter locations and make sure you don't have any bare spots allowing a short. If that is good then take the alternator out and have it tested. Either the Alternator or the voltage regulator are malfunctioning. The voltage regulator is incorporated into the Alternator. Auto Zone, Pep Boys and Advance Auto can test this for you. If either is bad replace it. If the Alternator checks out then you need to check teh relays in the power Distribution center under the hood and the main bus at that location.

Posted on Nov 09, 2010

  • Mike Roberts May 15, 2014

    Wrong info the voltage regulator is not incorporated into alternator but through the Ecu or main computer

  • Mike Roberts May 15, 2014

    I,m having also a problem with charging ,I also changed the Alternater last year A Remy product and Lady I did the work for complained about faint off and on battery dash light she did,nt bring it to me untill just recently and then just sold me the car because she,s fed up with it I took the Alternator off and had my Parts store test it and it shows between 90 to 100 Amps the Amps on this 2.5 should be the 110 Amp Alternator not the 130Amp anyhow I was told to test the ECU

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