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2000 Lincoln Continental Question: Power to alternator

 

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Visitor, Hughesville, MD, February 09, 2011, 22:25

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.

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    February 10, 2011, 06:56
     Master

    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.

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    February 11, 2011, 00:27
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    What Tyreguy said, plus:

    Check the wiring connector at the alternator. Look at it carefully to make sure it is not damaged or melted.

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    bexar219, April 08, 2011, 08:36
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    checked evevrything and it appears to be okay any other suggestions...

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    DaveJHM, April 08, 2011, 21:44
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    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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