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I have 1999 Dodge caravan which will not start. With the battery ground hooked up the battery voltage is 9.35volts with it disconnected the voltage is 12.56. I have removed all the fuses and the ground returns when you reconnect the ground cable. Is there anything that has a hot 12+volts that does not come from the fuse block other than the starter?

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Alternator goes through a regulator then to battery , might wana try disconnecting it at the battery or at the alternator?

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