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Sounds like something might be hooked up wrong. Check alternator wires and battery cables for good/correct connections. Check for any shorting wires (maybe something got pinched when you put the alt. in) around alt. If all checks out, maybe you got a bad alternator.

2006-09-13 22:33:08
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Q: 1996 camaro 3800 was not charging you changed the battery the alt and the belt now the voltmeter in the car fluctuates wildly from half to max and the check gages light comes on?
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