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Q: battery wont stay charge!replace battery and alternor on 1995 Nissan Maxima

my battery light was on my car... brought new battery drove car for 60 miles battery die... change alternor battery light went out drove car 20miles then car went dead... took car and gt new battery. they ck it and it show a read of 12.5 reading... when u take off the neg terminal car cuts off. can u tell me why my battery is nt charging and if there a electic problem.. please help
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Yes there is an electrical problem. Check any and all fuses, to make sure that there is not a blown fuse. Then, check the back battery terminal of your alternator while the car is idling, if it reads 12.5 volts, then you may have purchased a bad alternator, if so take it back and get a new one.
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