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Battery is not charging but alternator and battery are testing good

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Check for bad cell, need a battery tester so it can put load on battery it might read 12 volts till u test.read voltage from alternator batt connection should be more than 12 volts. if its 13 or more be sure wire goes back to battery is charged and connected,

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