1996 Subaru legacy 2.5 GT new battery and alternator won't hold charge

Asked by Feb 10, 2017 at 09:07 AM about the 1996 Subaru Legacy 4 Dr GT AWD Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Cannot use headlights, radio, heater, draws power faster, have to let car idle 20-
30 min just to keep a charge,plan to checking fuses.

2 Answers


If you are sure the alternator works then there is a problem with the wiring from the alternator.


Check for bad battery connections. Clean and tighten all the electrical connections.

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