Sounds Crazy Huh ?

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Asked by Jan 09, 2016 at 09:42 PM about the 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Brand new alternator not charging the brand new
battery, Brand new battery is being drained.
Sounds crazy huh? I know I'm confused also

3 Answers

First, it's possible that an alternator is bad out of the box, it happens. Then cables may not be good, especially the ground to block or chassis, wherever it grounds, Then if it drains overnight you may have a parasitic drain. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF1gijj03_0

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Do I have to pay for a parasitic test ?

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Yup, at a shop you will. They don't work for nothing and you will have to leave the car overnight at least

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