HAVE BRAND NEW ALTERNATOR CHECKED BATTERY AND ...

1997 Mercury Sable

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maryshepard

January, 8, 2013 AT 11:43 PM

Have brand new alternator checked battery and checked fuses but car not holding charge

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ASEMaster6371

January, 8, 2013 AT 11:45 PM

How was the battery checked? Why was the alternator replaced?

Roy

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maryshepard

January, 8, 2013 AT 11:56 PM

Checked at advance and changed alternator because battery light come on and my husband took terminal iff battery to test alternator and it was bad so we bought a new one know it wont hold charge

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ASEMaster6371

January, 8, 2013 AT 11:58 PM

Taking the battery cable off while running does nothing but damage other components. Never a test for alternator as it needs 12 volts to work. Removing the cable shuts everything off

Roy

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maryshepard

January, 9, 2013 AT 12:03 AM

Oh ok that way he was told to check it. We took both the battery and the alternator back off car and advance tested them said they was good but when put back on car still wont hold car any ideals I thought maybe it starter relay

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ASEMaster6371

January, 9, 2013 AT 12:05 AM

What happens? Does it crank over? Does it start? Is there power?

Roy

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maryshepard

January, 9, 2013 AT 12:08 AM

Yea it will crank but has to be jumped can drive for about ten minutes then battery dies again

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ASEMaster6371

January, 9, 2013 AT 12:10 AM

Check the voltage at the battery with the motor running. It sounds like you have a bad battery

Roy

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maryshepard

January, 9, 2013 AT 12:12 AM

Ok thank you very much

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ASEMaster6371

January, 9, 2013 AT 12:13 AM

Get back to us with the voltage

Roy

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maryshepard

January, 10, 2013 AT 1:27 AM

100 cold amps

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