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My battery wont charge. It has a new alternator and 1 wire regulator.

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Old 10-07-2009, 11:53 PM
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The battery in my cougar quit getting charge. I thought it was a simple problem. Obviously an alternator problem right? Well as it turns out, this is a major problem. With a new alternator it should have been fixed but its not. I have retraced the wiring and there didnt seem 2 be a problem with it. Then I put on a 1 wire regulator. This should bypass all wiring problems and send juice from the alternator straight 2 the battery but its not. I was told by a man at Advance auto parts they dont make a Hanes Manual for this car. I am out of ideas and would appreciate any suggestions.
 
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:56 AM
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is the battery good? Might want to have that tested.
also, if the wires are not tight on the battery, it won't charge either.
Another reason is if any new accessories (stereo system, thumpers in the trunk, etc) draw more power than the alternator can produce, it'll drain the battery as well.
 
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:54 AM
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Yea all that has been checked. The battery is new. There isnt anything extra put on the car as far as accessories. All of that I took off. I do appreciate the suggestion. I have changed and checked about everything.
 
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you might double check the connectors on the alternator. if any of them got bent outta shape when putting everything back on, it may not be making good contact for charging. You might also want to take the wires off that go from the alternator to the battery and do a continuity check (should read zero ohms - or very close to it - on a multimeter or beep on continuity/diode). If one of the wires got messed somewhere along the line or just managed to fray... it would do the same thing.
 

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your terminals on your wire might be bad the might be corroded or the wires might need to be stripped back some and new terminals put on them..
 
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Hi,

I have got a PC with 4 CPUs, each 1 GB memory. Does this provide any additional performance for standard Eclipse, if you do not have the parallel eclipse license?
 
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Originally Posted by D.Aroke View Post
Hi,

I have got a PC with 4 CPUs, each 1 GB memory. Does this provide any additional performance for standard Eclipse, if you do not have the parallel eclipse license?
why not try a forum for computers instead of vehicles. you might have better luck.
 
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mine was acting dead too... it was the connectors on the battery that were bad... bought some new ones and it works
 
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Are you sure your new (rebuilt) alt. is charging? If not, bring it back and make sure it's charging and regulating.
 
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