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Hello, I'm Cam. Please include all the details about your issue so I can accurately advise you. I cannot see your vehicle so please be detailed.
Very strange. Is there any obvious shorts in the charging whre?
Not that I know of
Ok, what is the voltage of the battery now with a meter?
The battery is new never used
Sir that does not answer my question.
i dont know the voltage
OK, we need to know. Even though the battery is new, it may be faulty so we need to make sure it is gook
i tried to jump the car before the new battery and alternator and the car was doing the same thing, nothing. If that helps
It does not. If that battery is shorted internally, boosting will not work.
The new battery was tested. That was the old battery I tried to jump, I then put in the new one, nothing
How can I find the voltage with no meter
If you are sure the battery is good then you need to start checking all the wiring and connectors to the fuse blocks and engine block.
I don't know much about cars, im a musician. Do you, being a tech think thats it the fuse blocks. If so where do I start?
I think, based on what you have said so far, that there is a bad connection or major short somewhere. For it to melt the stud off the alternator, that is about all it can be and that would cause the new battery to seem dead too.
I have heard that today from the guy that sold me the alternator. What do I do next. That sounds pretty expensive.
Next you need to check or have the wiring checked from one end of the battery cables to the other to find the short