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2001 Kia Rio Question: alt wont charge battery

 

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coteglen, Sound Beach, NY, November 30, 2009, 09:23
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Hello, my alt went out, got a new one, tested it, it is good, new battery, replaced some fuses, the alt still will not charge the battery????????

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, November 30, 2009, 14:53
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    The alternator needs a few things to be able to charge the battery. It needs to have good connections to the positive and negative side of the battery, and it needs a voltage signal from the ignition switch.
    Check these: http://www.excelauto.com/online/Tech.d/altvdt.html
    http://www.excelauto.com/online/Tech.d/battery.html

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