WHATS WRONG WITH MY BATTERY ? WHY ISNT IT CHARGING?

  • Tiny
  • ratoshia
  • 1999 Lincoln Continental
  • 120,000 miles

The alternator went bad on my car so we changed the alternator got a new battery and now the battery will not hold a charge. Have tried everything and still the same thing we also changed the plug to the alternator as well and changed the battery cables, and still the same thing.

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 AT 11:52 PM

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  • Jacobandnickolas
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If the alternator isn't recharging the battery, check the fuseable link between the alt and the battery. IF bad, a good alt will not charge the battery. If the problem is a dead battery in the AM, check for an electrical draw. Detailed directions on our homepage under the DIY section.

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 AT 11:55 PM
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  • CJ MEDEVAC
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OR SOMETIMES YOU JUST GET A BAD -NEW BATTERY SLUFFED OFF ON YOU, ALONG W/ OTHER STUFF (I SEEM TO BE THE TEST PLATFORM FOR SUCH ISSUES)!

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS. MAKE LEMONADE!

I'M ABOUT SICK OF MAKING LEMONADE MYSELF!

GOOD LUCK

THE MEDIC

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