No power to vehicle

Asked by Nov 21, 2017 at 01:39 AM about the 1979 Chevrolet Caprice

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I had my battery charged at local AutoZone.
Installed battery and car started just fine, while
driving I noticed my battery gauge was running
higher around 15 amps. I recently was having
electrical problems so I assumed my alternator
was bad because wen I turned my car off it and
turned my key over...I got no response...not even
headlights nor would it even crank up again. I
bought a new alternator and got battery charged
again but say power to my car. What is
going wrong??

1 Answer


Check your battery cable connections at both ends of the cables. Make sure everything is clean and tight. How old is the battery? Look for a date code sticker on the battery. Most are alphanumeric. For example L7 would be November 2017. HTH. -Jim

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