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I have changed the battery, and the alternator on my 1998 dodge durango, it starts but not charging

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I'd have your "new" alternator bench tested, it sounds like it is bad. Every once in awhile even new or rebuilts slip by inspection. (That's why they have warranties)

Posted on Apr 04, 2011

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  • Dawn Odom Apr 04, 2011

    Before I bought the new alternator I had the old on tested, they said it was good. They said that my battery was bad,so i bought a new one. I can charge the new battery til its full, and it will drain in no time at all. HELP

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    Mical Caterina Apr 04, 2011

    Still sounds like alternator, when you drive you're running on straight battery power. When you pull alternator check wiring coming from alternator that it's not broken, melted to engine. Same with battery cable ends.

  • Dawn Odom Apr 04, 2011

    I'll check all of those again and try another alternator. thank you :)



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