Q: New alternator new battery car only runs till battery dies

asked by on May 17, 2017

I put a new alternator I put a new battery the car still only runs until the battery dies 2.4 DOHC four-door sedan 2003 Dodge Stratus

My car has 133850 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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Hi There, You may have a failing voltage regulator that could be allowing the alternator to supply too much or too little amperage to the battery resulting in the battery never maintaining a consistent charge as it is designed to. The voltage regulator is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the alternator. When the voltage regulator is not working properly, this may result in the alternator allowing too much power to be delivered to the battery resulting in damaging wires and prematurely sometimes destroying the battery. In other cases it may result in the alternator not supplying enough power to the battery, resulting in undercharging the battery or not charging it at all. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose your vehicle’s charging system.

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