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Okay fellas, here goes... A while back my battery started to go dead, it was old so I had it checked. It was fine so I changed out my alternator, it was a little below specs. Well, it worked for a bit but then the same thing started to happen so I changed my voltage regulator (it was original so i thought it couldnt hurt). No go, so my dad bought me a new battery because he was in some sort of mid life crisis happy mood.(i love it when that happens) So here I am taking my date back from her senior prom and all is well until i try to pull out of a local gas station after prom, and the car doesn't start. I got it jumped, drove it home and there it sits. Battery dead as a doornail and it isn't charging. What the heck?????? It worked fine before so I just assume the wiring is good. Is there anything that is not so obvious which I might have overlooked?
 

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Check your charging circuits with a meter.

Your starting point is finding out the output of the alt and how much is going to the battery for charging.


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How is you ignition switch? I had a similar problem...poor charging, etc. Put a meter on your alternator and try wiggling the key. If you can make the meter fluctuate, the switch is bad.
 

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Hmmm, the switch is pretty old. I will try that. thanks a lot!

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