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1999 Mercury Cougar Question: I replaced the startere on a 1999 cougar 2.4 L engine and now it does not charge

 

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harley wide glide, Denver, CO, November 19, 2012, 23:02
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Trace wire from alt. to battery.

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    your.mechanic November 19, 2012, 23:51
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    maybe the battery is bad

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    globalhelper November 20, 2012, 06:02
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    do you have 12v to large wire at alt?

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    harley wide glide, November 20, 2012, 07:30
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    Don't know as I haven't unburied the alt yet. Was hoping I wouldn't have to. I am wondering how the hot wire to the alt. routes to the battery? Does it junction at the solonoid?

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    globalhelper, November 20, 2012, 08:37
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    not sure you ned to trace but possible

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    harley wide glide, November 20, 2012, 09:02
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    I don't rely on coincidences. Charged fine until I replaced starter. I hate to take off the right side of the car to get to the Alt. Am thinking maybe the hot wire between the batt and alt became disconnected somewhere. It is hard to see at the solonoid without taking it apaRT AGAIN.

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    pushrod November 20, 2012, 20:14
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    Check them big ol fuses under the hood! "Could" have blown a maxi fuse.

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