Just got the car. three small wires to alt. look like they got hot. I disconnect battery and it dies. are there any fusable links or relays in the charging system?
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1994 Ford Mustang GT
Question: New battery and alt. but not charging. any ideas.
Answer #1wetry November 22, 2012, 18:15Master
Replace alt. wire connector. Do not remove batt. cable with engine running. Doing so is bad news for an alternator.
Yes i know, that is the test used for years, now it is not a good thing to do! Check it with a volt meter at the batt.
Answer #2goodguy November 22, 2012, 18:46Master
check for power going to the alternator
Answer #3ziptie12 November 22, 2012, 19:13Master
#1 & #2 Both- Replace pigtail (soldering would be best) Then test for power from 'signal' wire to alternator. Needs that signal in order to 'energize' regulator.