I just had a new alternator installed in my 2004 PT Cruiser (base model) in addition to a new battery. I had an issue initially with the negative wire on my battery terminal not making good contact. I fixed that and the car started fine.
Drove the car around the block and returned to find the dash cut out, followed by the car shutting off. The battery was drained to approximately 8 volts.
It seems something is preventing the alternator from sending the charge to the battery and I have no idea what to look for or where to look. The fuses all appear fine and the starter relay was recently replaced new. The alternator that was just installed was new from autozone.
Any advice on what could cause this and how to resolve it would be greatly appreciated.
Monday, January 10th, 2011 AT 3:43 PM