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2002 Ford Escape Question: The altenator keeps going bad on this ford, replaced it 3 times now and the

 

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rayman4234, 3.0L V6, Bloomington, IL, June 07, 2013, 10:40
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wires that plug into it after I checked to make sure they had proper voltage, also replace bulb in the dash, altenator only lasts for about 2-3 months, could this be a computer problem, ignition switch problem??? I'm not a total idiot when working on vehicles but this ones got me stumpped!!! Any help would be greatly appreciated....Ray

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    pushrod June 07, 2013, 12:09
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    Try a better alt. also check the elect. connector for signs of heat, melting. Connector is aval. at parts store. This is important!-Have battery load tested and each cell's specific gravity checked with a hydrometer, even if you think it is ok!!

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    rayman4234, June 07, 2013, 12:30
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    Thanks, will give it shot....Ray

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    pushrod, June 07, 2013, 12:38
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    You bet!

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