Car Not Charging
Hi everyone, I just bought my 95 SE off my neighbor dirt cheap, I keep telling myself I got a good deal but I cannot get the battery to hold a charge. Whats goin on is when I got the car, it ran for about 2 hrs, then the check gauges light came on. After about 20 min, I stopped the car and it died. I tried to start it and wouldnt crank. I have been searching for possible fixes here on the forum. I have replaced all the battery cables and connectors (Starter, Alternator, and Fuse cables), I have upgraded the battery to an Optima Red Top, took the old alternator to Advance Auto and it was only putting out 9 volts. Bought a new alternator and still nothing, since then I have been through 4 new ones. Based on what I am reading on the forums, the problem is related to the single wire coming out of the alternator to the ECM. I traced the wire and there are no issues with it. Ran a jumper wire to be sure, still nothing. Now comes the question of is it the ECM? The Check Engine light is on, but none of the auto part stores in the area have a code scanner that works with OBD 1.5. Should I replace the ECM or are there any other suggestions? Thanks in advance for the help.