79 OMNI - BATTERY WON'T STAY CHARGED

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  • Sheehan
  • 1979 DODGE OMNI

I have a 1979 Dodge Omni and the battery won't stayed charged. I've replaced everything I can think of. Has anyone had a similar problem - how did you fix it?

John

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Wednesday, December 27th, 2006 AT 1:36 PM

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  • Stratus98
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Check the grounds, make sure terminals are clean

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Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007 AT 8:14 AM
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These have an alternator mounted on rubber bushings to reduce vibration. Since it is isolated, it needs an external ground strap or wire. The straps rust apart quite often resulting in a no-charge condition.

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Friday, March 20th, 2009 AT 4:06 AM

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