Power to alternator on 2000 Lincoln Continental

Problem just started and "check charging systems" keeps popping up in the instrument panel. I have replaced the alternator and it still says it. My battery does not keep a charge.

by in Hughesville, MD on February 09, 2011
2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by on February 10, 2011
Have the alterator checked by the place you bought it from, and have them run a test on the battery as well. You might have recieved a faulty alternator and/or your battery is failing.
ANSWER by on February 11, 2011
What Tyreguy said, plus: Check the wiring connector at the alternator. Look at it carefully to make sure it is not damaged or melted.
COMMENT by on April 08, 2011
checked evevrything and it appears to be okay any other suggestions...
COMMENT by on April 08, 2011
Voltage above 14.0; amperage at 70+ -- all at 2000 RPM when performing a test. Wire connector clean and not burnt, melted or compromised. That's it. Nothing else to that circuit.
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