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Car wont but changed alternator - 1986 Buick Electra

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  • truffulaseed Mar 21, 2011

    This is not a question. Are you trying to say that your car will not start?? If so, make sure that your battery is charged and then clarify whether the engine won't turn over or the engine will not fire and start.

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Check power to alt first , alt has one big red wire that bolts to back of alt that should be hot all the time. if it is not hot with fire check fuseable link that is in wire bolted to the starter. also has two smaller wires that plug in alt. one goes to charge lite or bat guage in dash, other wire goes to ign and should be hot when ign is on if it is not change ign switch

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