Mazda b2500 not charging


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ive replaced the alternator, checked mega fuse, dont know what else to do
 


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Test the battery, check cables at both ends for corrosion. Most people only check the battery end of the cables, but I have seen the other ends get so bad that the battery would not charge.
 

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ive done that, and ive replaced the battery. still no luck
 

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did you replace both cables too, from block to battery and battery to starter?
have you had the starter tested?
 

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yes. and no i havent. but as long as the battery is hot the truck will start and run
 

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:huh:Is it the correct sized battery? does the battery have water in it? it should. This is a real head scratchero_O
 

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yes its the right size. I had my dad check the water in it. its got water. ive been stumped for awhile
 

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Did you buy a reman alternator from a autozone, advanced, or similar discount chain store? If so... Mystery solved.
 

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yes. but when i put the alternator on my dads ranger, it charges his truck. so im still stumped
 

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So I am stumped
 

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So I am stumped
I would go get a brand new alternator and try that if it works take the other one back, if not take the more expensive one back and try something else. If you have a good battery, good alternator, and good cables, and everything is hooked up like it is supposed to be, and it still wont charge, you have a "ghost in the machine"(anime) type situation
 

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my truck has over 300,000 miles on it and it just started recently
 

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its been my dads daily driver for over 5 years and mine for 2. i just need it running again.
 

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ive put a brand new one and a reman on and it still does the same thing
 

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I would go get a brand new alternator and try that if it works take the other one back, if not take the more expensive one back and try something else. If you have a good battery, good alternator, and good cables, and everything is hooked up like it is supposed to be, and it still wont charge, you have a "ghost in the machine"(anime) type situation
how would i deal with a "ghost in the machine"
 


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