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Would a bad starter solenoid affect the battery charging?
My new Optima doesn't seem to be charging and the only thing I did/changed was replace the starter solenoid.


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Well the battery is connected right there. Have you looked to make sure the connections are clean and tight? Stu
 

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Cables are new etc, also I checked the output from the Alt, the maxi fuse and am getting 14.7 right to the end of the batt cables so it seems good, but the battery isn't charging. I am thinking maybe I got a bad Optima.
 

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Whats the voltage on the battery without the connections attached?
Maybe you have a drain or a short somewhere?
Just 'reachin'
Does Optima have a warranty?
 

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As far as I know, Optimas should give you some sort of warranty. I've heard horror stories about them, but I've had nothing but good luck with my red top.
 

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Can you try the battery in another vehicle?
 
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