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93 VAN WILL NOT START - NEW BATTERY AND ALTERNATOR. COULD IT BE A RELAY SWITCH?

1993 Mazda MPV • 19,100 miles

Van was working flawlessly - and suddenly died w/o warning. I changed the alternator. Then it died again. I bought a new battery - ran great for one day and died. Recharged the battery - ran fine and then died. Fuses all looked good. Could there be a relay switch that needs to be changed?
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Don Macon
January 2, 2012.




Do you have a multimeter to do some testing?

Saturntech9
Jan 2, 2012.
A friend had a meter to check things with - nothing was showing up.
Thanks!

Tiny
Don Macon
Jan 2, 2012.
What did he check?Did he see what the battery voltage was at idle at the battery cables?If so what was the reding?Also did he check and make sure all the power feeds into the alternator from the battery were good?

Saturntech9
Jan 2, 2012.
Not sure - I was inside trying to start/crank the engine. This all took place 4 days priior to me moving from Hawaii back to Alabama -I ended up leaving the van there for him to repair/sell.
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Tiny
Don Macon
Jan 2, 2012.
So are you trying to help them fix it?Do they have a multimeter?

Saturntech9
Jan 2, 2012.

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