98 escort 2.0sohc won't charge. New battery, new alternator, checked the grounds, fuses, and relays and all seem to be good. Drove to work one morning work no problem, got back in the car, started right up but the battery light was on. Noticed when I hit a bump it would flicker. Stopped by a mechanic friend of mine, he tested it and was only getting 11.5 at the alternator. He said it was bad, even though it was 6 months old, but I replaced it. Driving home the car lost power and died. Pulled the battery and walked to the auto parts store had them test the battery they said it was bad. Fine. Bought a new battery hooked it up in the car and the battery light was still on. Took it back to the mechanic friend the next day for any ideas. We noticed the wire going to the A pin on the alternator was jumped to the positive lug (which is a previous fix from a mechanic to bypass a bad wire but from what I've seen that's actually a viable fix) unhooked it from the positive lug and ran it directly to the positive terminal on the battery. When the wire was held to the post there was no change. When we rubbed the wire across the terminal the battery light on the dash would flicker. Since then I've replaced the pigtail that goes to the alternator, checked all wiring, grounds, fuses, relays and my battery still won't charge. This is my families only car so please any suggestions please help.