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Not charging new bat new alt looking for posabilities of

what else it could be JA...
Not charging new bat new alt looking for posabilities of what else it could be
JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge?
Customer: 13 dodge avenger 2.4l 4 cyl
JA: Are you fixing your Avenger yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes well started with a bad Battery then lead to alt not working put a meter to it getting 14.5 to 13.5 volts
JA: Did you test the battery with a voltmeter? And have you ever changed one before?
Customer: What the battery
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
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Peter Bagley
Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician
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Hello and welcome to just answer, my name is ***** ***** master tech of over 40 years experience here to help. I cannot see or hear your vehicle so I rely on your patience and input to my questions so I can help you better.I have read your notes and have a question before we proceed.

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Customer reply replied 28 days ago
Ok

I just want to get my info straight before we start. you now have a new battery and alternator in the vehicle and is not charging? Correct?

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Customer reply replied 28 days ago
the alt is putting out 14.5 to 13.5 colts
Customer reply replied 28 days ago
the alt is putting out 14.5 to 13.5 volts

so it is charging then?

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Customer reply replied 28 days ago
I am thinking it might be an defected alt where it's putting out volts but no amps I will be able to take it in to test it tomorrow at auto zone i don't think it's a bad comp because I am getting the volts

oh that's different has voltage but no amps to keep up to the demand? yes if it was a reman it can have a bad diod which would cause that.an AVR test that shows load and a diode test would confirm that.

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Customer reply replied 28 days ago
Any thoughts on what else it might be I have the 140 amp think that might be wrong the pick was 140 or 115 amp

the alt should be 140 or higher depending on the options you have in your vehicle base is the lower one.

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the rate of cgarge is controlled internal regulator in the alt.

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Customer reply replied 27 days ago
140 will work if it was a 115 but it's an se so I think it's a*****

for sure

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Customer reply replied 27 days ago
Ok thanks I just needed to bounce ideas off on what it could be it's almost a for sure a bad Reman alt since I don't have a meter to that will test amps that high I will take it to auto zone for testing and confirm it
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