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I don't know what they call it now, but the way it was explained to me was the battery has what is called a "surface charge". It's enough of a charge in the "bad" cell for it to pass electricity, but not enough to keep things going. The single cell discharges faster than it can recharge. This means, when this single cell is depleted, the battery as a whole ...


If this is a rebuilt alternator from a nationwide parts store, it is not uncommon for these to fail. Take it back to where you bought it and get a replacement. I hate to say it, but it's one of those things. You can purchase a new one from GM and it has the possibility it will fail in two days. Some things just cannot be tested well enough coming from the ...

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