2006 Citroen Xsara Picasso 1.6 petrol Charging fault after clutch change

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Problem added: Jul 11, 2018 (1 year ago)
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?

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Car: Citroen Xsara Picasso
Variant: 1.6 petrol
Model Year: 2006
Category: Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights

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Jul 11, 2018 (1 year ago)
Wiring fault,
Check at the underside of the fuse relay box and trace the wires back to the alternator.
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Apr 8, 2019 (1 year ago)
They have probably left the EARTH STRAP OFF GEARBOX.
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