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2006 Element 2WD
Can a bad electronic load detector cause the alternator to not charge at all?

Alternator has been replaced. Old alternator tested good?
Battery tested good
All fuses look good
I have a .2 voltage drop between battery and alternator when car is running. No drop when car is off.

Car dies if you remove the negative batt terminal.

Not sure what to do next

Thanks for any help,
Gerrit
 

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usually if the car dies after taking off the ground while the car is running usually indicates a bad alternator, but yeah you already changed it too.

Besides what you've done already, have you made sure all the connections are tight? When i use to do swaps in older hondas and the battery wasn't charging, i'd always check to make sure the battery terminals, and the battery lead to the fusebox and the plug and wire on the alternator were tight.
 

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On the newer cars DO NOT TAKE OFF THE BATTERY CABLE WHEN ITS RUNNING!!
You can do damage to the electrical. The system will shut down when idling. Yes the ELD will cause it to not change and can be replaced pretty easily. With a voltage meter you should be at 13.8 volts when running. If its at that you might have a electrical drain in the system.
 
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