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Hello,

Car stopped running the other day (was unable to start) figured it was the battery...replaced the battery...still nothing...replaced the starter and alternator...still wont start.

It will start with a jump start but will stall after jump cables are disconnected.

In other words, it will not run off alternator.

I looked at the relays and fuses that all appear to be good.

I have heard there is a couple of fusible links inline with the electrical cabling to and from the alternator.

Does anybody know their location and where to get replacement fusible links for this car?

Your help is most appreciated.
 

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I would check the wiring and connections to and from the alternator first . Also the battery connections . When you jump it I think you are completing the ground allowing it to run then you break the ground when you remove the jumper cable negative side .
 

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... figured it was the battery...replaced the battery...still nothing...replaced the starter and alternator...still wont start.
If you haven't figured this out by now, replacing parts at random is more expensive than paying the dealer $100 to diagnose the problem for you.
You need to stop thinking in terms of "what else can I replace" and start troubleshooting the system starting with the wiring as Indy suggested. You have a good start in that you know it will run with an external booster. Start monitoring voltages and see what drops where when you disconnect the external booster. Also check ground connections, measure cable resistances, etc. etc.
 

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I would check the wiring and connections to and from the alternator first . Also the battery connections . When you jump it I think you are completing the ground allowing it to run then you break the ground when you remove the jumper cable negative side .
Thanks for the reply…I appreciate it.
After further inspection it appears the tech who installed the starter connected the green fusible link cable from the B+ terminal on the alternator to the M terminal on the starter.
I took off the fusible link cable and it was tested and is carrying current through it.
Before I do anything with the cable, I want to verify the fusible link cable should be connected from the B+ on the alternator to the B power terminal on the switch, not the M terminal.
Thanks for your assistance.
 
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