Just installed new alternator but car dies when I start. Could it be a bad connection?

Asked by Aug 18, 2013 at 04:02 PM about the 1998 Pontiac Firebird Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Yes. Double check all connections. Was it running ok before the alternator change?

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Yes. The battery died on me while driving so I figured it was the alternator but now it starts up then dies

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Did you fully recharge or replace the battery too?

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Make sure all alternator and battery connections are hooked up correctly.

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