Car dies?

Tiny
ASTANLEY1994
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  • 2001 DAEWOO LEGANZA
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 149,000 MILES
I bought a used alternator, and installed. I cranked my car and let it run, I took off the cables to see if it would stay running. It still dies, is there a solution? I don't understand, I'm gonna test volts tomorrow but still. Is there anything else that could cause this?
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Friday, January 8th, 2016 AT 4:05 PM

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Tiny
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Never, ever do that battery cable thing again. That might have been OK in the old days when cars had no computers but doing that on today's cars can send a spike through all your sensitive electronics.
Use a voltmeter to determine if the system is charging. If not look for main fuses or fusible links.
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Friday, January 8th, 2016 AT 5:05 PM
Tiny
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If my alternator voltage reading come back good, does that mean it is the fuses?
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Saturday, January 16th, 2016 AT 2:12 PM

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