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Help with alternator. Im a newebie so please help!

 

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Username: Jordanh420

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2004
Alright, I just installed my system in my 93 Grand Am and im having problems. Everything works fine, the HU-Panasoinic, Amp-200 watt Pioneer and the subs-Rockford Fosgate; Im just having problems with the alternator. I finished installing the HU and everything was working fine. After playing the system for about 10-15 min with the car running, it died. I turned the key and the battery was dead. I had my buddy give me a jump and I was on my way. After letting my alternator charge my battery with the HU off, I started to drive with it on again. It was fine for about 20 min when my car died again. I got another jump and drove the car home, and now it wont start, even with a new battery. I think its my alternator, could somebody explain whats going on and give me some suggestions on how to fix it? It would be greatly appreciated.

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Jordan Hall
 

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Username: Tbone

Post Number: 43
Registered: 02-2004
Check the ground cable at the battery and at the alternator, and at the Chassis Ground Cable Return point. With a new battery, and a bad alternator, the vehicle would start and then drain the battery, probably the alternator, but also something else.
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