Dead Battery on 93 Plymouth Acclaim See details be low

Asked by Jul 11, 2012 at 01:55 PM about the 1993 Plymouth Acclaim 4 Dr STD Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It started with a dead battery, tightend belt,run car to charge battery-alternator is putting out 12.5 volts, went to advance auto and was told the battery needed charged. Charged Battery to 100% and tried to start 24 hrs. later, nothing back to dead battery, no clicks, nothing

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With the engine running, the voltage should be around 13-14 volts. Possibly a bad alternator. Also, if the battery has tested OK, then check for something that stays on (Glove box or trunk light etc..). Depending on what they used to test the battery, it might still be bad. The best way to test a battery, is with a load tester. A bad alternator can take-out a battery, and a bad battery can take-out the alternator. They should both be load tested (battery and alternator), and the cables/connections checked and cleaned.

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