Hello, I am in the process of replacing a faulty alternator in my Park Avenue. I was able to successfully remove the old alternator from the car. After removing the alternator, I realized that my car battery is completely dead (the car sat for ~2 months after the alternator stopped working). The battery itself is in fine condition, was put into the car about 6 months ago, and the connections are fairly clean.
I was wondering if I should charge the battery before installing/connecting the new alternator to the car, or if it would be alright to try to start the car after connecting the new alternator without charging? If a charge is needed, would it be acceptable to charge the battery via jump cables connected to a working vehicle?
Thank you for your help, I am very inexperienced with automotive work. As much information as you can give me on this subject would be very appreciated.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 AT 7:48 PM