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Tiny
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My car has a new battery, starter, alternator, and computer but is still having issues of keeping the battery charged, once the battery is dead so is the car I took car in for a dignostic they said there were no bad wires it was the computer that was bad after getting the computer still having the issues as before
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Monday, February 13th, 2012 AT 12:14 AM

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Tiny
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Have both battery and alternator load tested -if okay check and test the wiring also could be a short circuit causing it when it drains overnite or?
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Monday, February 13th, 2012 AT 12:19 AM
Tiny
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Yes battery is brand new and ive change alternator 2 times bc when I took it in they said it was bad. And it was new :(. The wiring is good says the place were I took it to get tested. Is it possible I could have another bad alternator?
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Monday, February 13th, 2012 AT 12:23 AM
Tiny
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The problem here could be the computer controlled of the alternator field generation, which is built into the computer
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Monday, February 13th, 2012 AT 1:13 AM
Tiny
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So does that mean a bad computer?
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Monday, February 13th, 2012 AT 3:41 PM
Tiny
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Sounds like it, if the wiring/battery and alternator checks out-
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Monday, February 13th, 2012 AT 3:42 PM
Tiny
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If it was a bad computer would it run at all?
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Monday, February 13th, 2012 AT 4:00 PM
Tiny
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Also the alternator is reading a.01 so that's a bad alternator right? We have changed it 2 times this will be the 3rd time. Now so if I change the alternator and its still doing it I guess taking computer back and getting new one?
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Monday, February 13th, 2012 AT 4:05 PM
Tiny
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Bring it in and have the pro looked at it-before you replace the computer
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Monday, February 13th, 2012 AT 10:55 PM
Tiny
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Well I took it in they said altenator was bad so got a new one when I tok it in it had a new onw so they thought it was bad so it still wasnt holding charge so they did more testing and said it was computer so got a new computer and its stil havin isuse and altenator is testing bad once again
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Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 AT 1:22 AM

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