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Car dies like the alternator is not working. Changed alternator still same problem

So we put in a brand new alternator that we had tested first since its the third one. Car still dies like the alternator is not working.

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Here's the alternator test before you spend money: Start the car, then disconnect the positive batter cable from the battery. If it stays on, the alternator is fine. check your relays under the hood, located in the fuse box. Tap each one, if you get a response when you tap or wiggle a relay, change it

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We changed the battery because nothing would come on, after changing the battery the new one died the same day, went to auto zone was told I needed a new alternator. Changed that today jumped the car and...


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