Alternator not charging battery

Tiny
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  • 1999 CHEVROLET MALIBU
I have replaced the alternator and battery and the alt does not charge battery. ABS and Battery light comes on and car dies. Connection to battery is good. Is there a fusible link hidden somewhere? All other fuses are good. Appears all grounds are good also, no sloppiness and are all tight. It is a 99 malibu with a 2.4l engine with 45000 original miles. When disconnecting pos terminal of battery a very small spark between battery post and cable.
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Thursday, October 25th, 2007 AT 2:52 AM

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Tiny
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This is what happens when the positive battery cable goes out. Here is a guide to help you fix it.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/everything-goes-dead-when-engine-is-cranked

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what happens.

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Thursday, October 25th, 2007 AT 5:43 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for the reply. I have already taken the new alternator out and had it tested at two different locations, both said it was working fine.
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Thursday, October 25th, 2007 AT 1:07 PM
Tiny
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I am having the same problem with my car, then I come across this guide it was spot on. I love this site.
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Thursday, April 15th, 2010 AT 5:36 PM

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