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Not charging after new alternator and battery

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  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    my 94 mazda protege has beeen through 3 alternators in 2 months and the battery and alternator are brand new and still not charging please help

  • Steve Allison
    Steve Allison May 11, 2010

    What make and model vehicle is it?

    Is the dashboard warning light lighting?

    Or if an ammeter, the needle rsing at all when the engine is reved a bit?

    Are you using some kind of meter to determine that it is not charging?

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Check the simple stuff first. Battery cables and the ground wires and cable ends. Check the back of the alternator with a volt meter and make sure that the alternator is putting out around 14v. If you have good voltage there, check it again at the positive side of the battery, again you should have around 14v. If you don't have 14v then your problem is the battery feed wire from the alternator to the battery.

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