alternator doesn't charge battery on 2002 Dodge Stratus

the alternator isnt charging the battery. i drive 20 miles and then my battery is dead. so i will have to take the battery out and recharge it. i had both the battery and the alternator replaced two weeks ago. the problem still persists.

by in Rio Rancho, NM on August 24, 2009
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ANSWER by on August 24, 2009
Bring it back to the shop that replace the battery and alternator as the alternator or battery could be defective.
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ANSWER by on August 04, 2010
Going online for the answer is not beneficial to either you or your mechanic.Without a proper diagnosis you are just throwing money at it seeing if it sticks, pay for a diagnosis.We can't check your car online and don't know it's service history unless you have carfax. Find a reliable shop and stick with them. you'll thank me later.A good mechanic can have it diagnosed and fixed in a couple of hours if it's not too major. Save the headache and hire someone.
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COMMENT by on January 03, 2011
I am in the same boat. I have had the starter, battery, and alternator replaced, and still the battery doesn't charge. I drove it for 30 minutes straight and when I turned it off, it pretty much wouldn't even click trying to turn it back on. I have had more than one mechanic look at my car. The first one said the starter. I changed it. The next one said the battery was bad. Bought a new one. The last one said the alternator needed to be replaced. So I changed it. It seems like one way or another I am just throwing money at it and hoping it sticks...
COMMENT by on March 08, 2011
did you ever figure out your problem why the battery kept going dead? I am having same problem
COMMENT by on March 09, 2011
it is very possible that your pcm is bad. the dodge stratus computers control the voltage regulator in the alternators. if you have checked your fuses under the hood and the fusible link on the red wire going to the alternator and taken the alternator to the parts store and it tests good, you may need to replace your pcm computer. gw
COMMENT by on November 16, 2013
did u ever get the problem fixed? ihave the same problem new battery alternator is good new pcm battery still wont charged...need help
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