Trace wire from alt. to battery.
Mercury Q&AAsk Your Question
1999 Mercury Cougar Question: I replaced the startere on a 1999 cougar 2.4 L engine and now it does not charge
Answer #1your.mechanic November 19, 2012, 23:51Master
maybe the battery is bad
Answer #2Greg's Orange Auto (13199 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386globalhelper November 20, 2012, 06:02Master
do you have 12v to large wire at alt?
Replyharley wide glide, November 20, 2012, 07:30Rookie
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?
Replyglobalhelper, November 20, 2012, 08:37Master
not sure you ned to trace but possible
Replyharley wide glide, November 20, 2012, 09:02Rookie
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.
Answer #3pushrod November 20, 2012, 20:14Master
Check them big ol fuses under the hood! "Could" have blown a maxi fuse.