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New battery, new alternator, still won’t charge

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Recently had the battery light come on in my 2001 626. I had an older battery so I replaced that. Was good for about  week before the light came on again. After about another week, the car wouldn’t start, the battery wouldn’t hold a charge. So today the alternator was replaced, battery charged, and the battery still drains and won’t hold a charge, resulting in a dead battery. Connections are good, belt is tight, no wires seem damaged. What could be the issue? By the way, I’m not a very car savy person. Any help will be appreciated.

Also, this is a European spec car, so don’t know if it differs from American spec. I live in Europe so no autozone or o’rielys to get it checked out at.

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On 11/22/2017 at 1:57 PM, jmak5 said:

Recently had the battery light come on in my 2001 626. I had an older battery so I replaced that. Was good for about  week before the light came on again. After about another week, the car wouldn’t start, the battery wouldn’t hold a charge. So today the alternator was replaced, battery charged, and the battery still drains and won’t hold a charge, resulting in a dead battery. Connections are good, belt is tight, no wires seem damaged. What could be the issue? By the way, I’m not a very car savy person. Any help will be appreciated.

Also, this is a European spec car, so don’t know if it differs from American spec. I live in Europe so no autozone or o’rielys to get it checked out at.

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