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I have a serious problem my battery want stay charged. It's a brand new battery i went to auto zone got it recharged. I connected the battery crunck up the car battery meter readin in the car was low still. I ran the car for about 10mins turned the ignition off and the car would not recrank! Took the battery back got it recharged waited a few days reconnected it crunck the car up meter readin low again turned car off wouldnt recrank again! I was told thats its not the alternator havent gotten it checked yet though. Just trying to see what steps i need to take to solve this problem. Appreciate any answers to this matter. It's a 92 chevy camaro rs v8 305..

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You need to look at your alternator, check the connections and wires that are attached to it.I have seen cases where a person has washed the motor or was working around the alternator and by accident knocked the electric plug or wires loose from the alternator. Unplug the electric plug from the alternator and clean the metal connector in the plug and on the alternator with a nail file or fine sand paper, alot of times it could be a corroded contact thats causing this problem. MAKE SURE YOUR IGNITION IS TURNED OFF,WHEN YOU CLEAN THE CONNECTIONS! If this does not correct it ,then check and see if you have an external regulator or if your regulator is built into your alternator. Ask the guy at the parts store to look up your vehicle, they can tell you the type your model has. If the regulator is built-in to the alternator then you are going to have to get a new alternator...

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The easiest way to test the alternator is to start the car and then disconnect the battery. if the car dies then it is the alternator. Tim

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