why does my 1999 206 1.9d keep loseing all battery power when running?

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  • why does my 1999 206 1.9d keep loseing all battery power when running?


Answer #1 | 17/12 2013 20:12
Get it started and then remove positive battery terminal cable while it runs. If it instantly dies? That indicates the alternator is dead. I'm betting it is not providing power. Using your battery to run everything. Another way is to get it running and place a steel tool at back of alternator's center shaft cover. No magnetic effect? Dead alternator.
Answer #2 | 18/12 2013 00:13
Either the battery is kaput, the alternator isn't charging or there is a wiring problem. Best get it to a garage or a battery place where they can put a meter on it and diagnose which is the problem. Do not remove a battery lead while the engine is running. Central locking can do that when the battery power is too low, and other electrical nonsenses can occur too.
Answer #3 | 18/12 2013 01:46
Hi because it needs a new one or the charging altenator needs to be replaced as well. what do you expect from a 14 year old car designed to last just 8 years.
Answer #4 | 18/12 2013 02:25
I confirm that you should NEVER disconnect the battery whilst the engine is running. Such advice is born of ignorance. Test the battery with a cheap multimeter. See link. It is either the battery or the alternator but you eliminate the battery with the test.

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