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I just had a new altinator and a battery put on it it will run while the battery has charge but as soon as the batterys juice is gone it wont run unless u have jumpers on it. Took it 2 advance and they said the altinator is good it must be a fuseable link. so i tried runnen a thick amp whire from the altinator 2 the battery and its still doing the same thang... Just wondering if u would have any ideas???????

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Failure to charge must lay with alternator...or may be a faulty regulator...or a huge power draw short.....but last is unlikely.would still get some charge.....

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Sounds like a later model with computer controlling the output and this is faulty ,now one of the wires on the back is for the warning light in the dash so disconnect one of these thin wires at a time to locate the warning light control ,then refit the warning light wire and disconnect the other other one ,now what you do is to run another wire from this terminal to a 12v ignition switched feed in teh fuse box wrap wire around leg refit fuse and with engine running disconnect battery and it should keep running if its working ok as the alternator is now battery sensed and not computer controlled ,easy just like an older car without all this fancy electronics which can and does go wrong

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