Bad alternator?

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Bad alternator?

Post by 2003se559 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:51 am

Hey guys my 03 neon has been draining my battery it takes maybe a week and it drains it, battery is brand new. I was told if I remove the positive wire from the battery post while the car runing it should stay on is this correct? Well mine shuts off rite away and I took it to 2 dif autoparts stores to get my alternator test it and both places said it's good! WTF?. So do I have a short somewhere or the alternator is bad? Can someone help out here? Thanks I'n advance!

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Post by occasional demons » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:54 am

Well you really shouldn't test the alternator that way on modern cars.

Check the fusible link. It is where the wire from the alternator connects to the starter lug. If it has burned in two internally, you will have to splice a new link in. And figure out why it failed to begin with.
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Post by 2003se559 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:10 am

I'll check that out when I get home today. Thanks for your advice bill! Ur always helpful. I was told the same thing not to test it that way but I guess laziness got on the way lol I know I messed up.

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