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Battery will not hold charge

Hello, I have a 2004 kia spectra with about 130,000 miles on it. It has been a great car until recently it will not hold a charge. What happened: driving in traffic, cluster panel/accessory lights began dimming and then went out, radio shut off and car died and would not start again. What I've done so far: Had the car towed home (on my birthday no less :( ) took alternator out and checked it-it's good. replaced battery. checked all fuses-they're good. checked ground wiring-also good. can't be starter-because it started after I replaced battery, but then died again the same day. Anyone have any advice as to how to fix this? could it be an error code? I greatly appreciate any help with this.

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SOURCE: 2002 Kia Sedona new battery & alternator car dies while driving

hey buddy the same that happeanto me, its your alternator dont make any one give you the run a around alternator for sure. i got my alternator from gb500 it cost about $160.00 after tax.

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Replacing the fuse the first time was the right move, becuase it could have been a fluke that it blew. Replacing it again and again was not! You should have found out EVERYTHING that the #2 fuse controlled and verified that the components weren't pulling excessive amperage (shorted condition). By replacing the fuse over and over, you might have made the problem worse by subjecting good components to something that was shorted.

BTW next time pick the oldest guy at autozone to help you, if the counter help knew their stuff they would have told you the same thing I just did!

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on the backside of the alternator there should be a large black/grey wire. check to see if there is battery voltage on that wire. If there is not than you have a blown fusible link that is inbetween that wire and the battery. If there is power there than check for power on the dark green with dark blue wire. There should be power anytime the engine is running. If there is no power than there is a problem with that wire in between the alternator and the ASD relay.

Check those two out and let me know what you find.

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SOURCE: 2000 vw jetta alternator won't charge

the alternator gets power on big wire battery voltage the wire runs to starter, fuse box .alternator fuse goes to automatic shut down relay to relay control in ecm/pcm the field wire comes from ecm /pcm to alt.other field goes back to automatic shut down relay back to charge battery . if not charging at alt. try new alt. and retest.

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