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2003 Ford Taurus Question: Repeated alternator failure

 

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jack3zim, Port Matilda, PA, July 18, 2012, 09:29
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Alternator quits charging after 4000 to 6000 miles
everything else seems fine

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    Miles Auto Services (884 Answers) , Richmond, VA - (804) 885-4176
    milesauto July 18, 2012, 11:24
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    Lots of cheap poor quality remanufactured alternators being sold nowadays. Unless you have something added onto your car that would make your alternator work harder than its designed too, my first guess would go to the quality of the replacement part that you have been using.

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    pushrod, July 18, 2012, 14:46
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    Had some wire connector problems also. But cant beat a quality part!

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    ziptie12 July 19, 2012, 22:32
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    Before putting another alternator on Make sure the battery is completely charged. Modern alternators are made more for maintaining rather than 'recharging' a battery , therefore a dead battery can kill a new alt.Also check harness for proper signal voltage.(ford info)

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