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1997 Lincoln Town Car Question: battery not charging

 

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ftbyrcks, Oakdale, CT, January 28, 2011, 06:47
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I had my battery fail although not even a year old replaced the alternator and the battery failed again so I replaced the battery after I start the car the alternator starts charging but as soon as I drive it fails and the car runs off the battery kkilling it

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    Dave_sab. January 28, 2011, 07:32
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    Test the voltage output of the alternator. The output should be between 13.5-14.5 volts. Although the alternator was replaced there may be a possibility that it is defective. Also check the battery cables and make sure they are not secure and in good condition.

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