Mechanics

WON'T START

1997 Land Rover Discovery

Electrical problem
1997 Land Rover Discovery V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 120000 miles

Starter replaced 12/2/09 by dealer, new battery (600 cold cranking amps) 1/11/10. The car still won't start without a jump or being hooked up to an electric battery charger for 15-20 minutes. Landrover dealersays that it's the alternator putting out only 12.5 amps rather than the norm of 14+, therefore wanting to put in a new alternator. I'm skeptical especially since it wouldn't start with a brand new battery. Any thoughts? Thanks
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Rwalters1
January 12, 2010.




Could be that something is draining the battery or the alternator with the voltage of 12.5volts not increasing to 14.5 volts or better

Or a problem within these areas starter, starter relay, park/neutral switch and ignition switch-blown fusible link/s

Tiny
Rasmataz
Jan 12, 2010.


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