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#1 Blue1886

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 05:32 PM

1998 mpi. New battery and fan belt last week. Won't hold a charge. Doesn't appear to be the alternator (lights on at appropriate times etc). Any chance the immobiliser could be doing it? Any quick way to disconnect and try it?
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#2 nicklouse

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 07:28 PM

So what output does the alternator give?

 

did you charge the new battery or did you hope it was actually fully charged?



#3 Quinlan minor

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 07:51 PM

You could do worse than to get one of these.

Plumbed in permanently, it'd be TMI for me, but clipped to the battery terminals it has allowed me to diagnose problems on many vehicles. Not that expensive to buy, either.

http://www.sparkbrig...age-monitor.php

 






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