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I have a 1998 Jeep Cherokee which drives 2 days.

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I have a 1998 Jeep...
I have a 1998 Jeep Cherokee which drives for maybe 2 days. Then the charging goes down to nothing. It never keeps a charge. Also, during the 2 days, it does work, it misfires or stalls a lot. Basically decides to die on the road.I have done the following.-Replaced the battery-Replaced the computer-Check the alternator
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Hello. Welcome to Just Answer. Please allow me to assist you. This sounds like a failure in your charging system. When you had the alternator checked, what was the output voltage and amperage values? Do you have that information?
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I don't remember the values.
Jeep Mechanic: Jeep Service, Jeep Owner replied 1 year ago
The alternator needs to output 14.4 volts DC at all times, under all types of electrical load. The alternator needs to output at the very minimum, 50 amps under a full electrical load. If either of these values are not met, the battery is not being charged. This really sounds like you have an alternator, that may be good, but is incapable of charging the battery and maintaining a proper delivery of the right amount of electricity. If this vehicle was in my shop, I would be doing a complete, on the vehicle alternator test, and probably replacing the alternator right afterwards as I suspect it will fail the tests.
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