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Alternator is good (just had it tested outside of the

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Alternator is good (just had it tested outside of the vehicle), battery is new but I continue to get a situation where the battery is not being charged
JA: Have you tested the battery with a voltmeter? And can you see if it's leaking or not?
Customer: Yes and yes It's not leading Leaking
JA: What is the model/year of your Acura?
Customer: 2006 max. Iowa also removed the hfl
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I've removed and tested the alternator three Times. Upon reinstalling, everything is good for about two weeks, then battery light comes on, it stops charging and dies rapidly.put a brand new battery in it.running out of ideas
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Nope
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Acura
Expert:  Hakim Craddock replied 4 months ago.

is this an aftermarket alternator? and are we talking about an 06 Maxima?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
aftermarket but it's an 06 MDX. Sorry, was having internet connectivity issues. Sending from phone now
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Cables all look good/clean. Somehow something in the wiring or harness must be causing the problem but I'm not sure where to look or how to test for that
Expert:  Hakim Craddock replied 3 months ago.

Buy an alternator from Nissan or a good Brand aftermarket alternator. Denso, Beck Arnley, etc... Stay away form store brand alternators. They are usually junk

Expert:  Hakim Craddock replied 3 months ago.

Also make sure your battery is good. A bad battery will kill alternators quickly

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