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CHEVROLET CAVALIER BATTERY PROBLEM

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier • 55,000 miles

I have a 2003 Chevy Cavalier. I just put a motor in it that only has 55,000 miles on it and I bought a used alternator and battery. I had the alternator tested and it was good, it put out the right voltage. However, I have to jump my car to start it every time still and when you jump it it will only run for about a minute once the cables are unhooked and then it will die. Also, as soon as the cables come off the battery light comes on. What could be the problem?
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March 13, 2013.



Even if the alternator and battery are good, if a wiring circuit issue to or from alternator, you still have a problem. Make sure the battery has a full charge, if the battery is down, you cant do any testing. Dont charge the battery off the alternator.

JDL
Mar 13, 2013.