Citroen Xsara Picasso Charging fault after clutch change

2006 Citroen Xsara Picasso Problem

CarCitroen Xsara Picasso 1.6 petrol
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Hi all,
I've just replaced the clutch in a 2006 xsara Picasso 1.6 petrol and its developed a charging fault. The battery quickly discharges while the engine is running. I can charge the battery and it will stay charged all week as long as I don't run the engine.
I've checked all the earth cables that I removed and cleaned them just in case. There are no wires trapped that I can see. The battery warning light goes out as soon as the engine starts, but the voltage measured at the battery, or even at the alternator main terminal is below w 12volts.
I have substituted the alternator with h a known good unit and the problem persists.
Any ideas please anyone?
Problem Category
Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights

Solution 1
1/4drive | Auto Insider | Since: Jun 2011 | Posts: 25 | Fixes: 1859 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Wiring fault,
Check at the underside of the fuse relay box and trace the wires back to the alternator.

Posted on Wednesday 11th of July 2018
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Solution 2
Subsonicnat | Driver | Since: Apr 2019 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 9 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

They have probably left the EARTH STRAP OFF GEARBOX.

Posted on Monday 8th of April 2019
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