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1999 Mercury Cougar Question: Why wont my brand new alternator and brand new battery keep my car running?

 

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chelseasky_1, 2.5L V6, Virginia Beach, VA, October 07, 2013, 18:33
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My car ran great until the other day the lights sarted dimming and flickering and then cut off , i bought a new alternator and new battery and still the battery light is on which is the same thing it did last time before it cut off.

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    Carmasters Automotive LLC (114 Answers) , Virginia Beach, VA - (757) 793-2234
    carmaster October 08, 2013, 05:50
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    There are several possibilities, some of which are: you may have a bad new alternator, you may have faulty alternator connector or wiring, or may have a bad alternator MEGA fuse (175 Ampere if I remember correctly). Recommend test/check those items first. If you do not have the test equipment to do so we can test and repair at CarMasters Automotive 757-456-0722. We are have Free Loaner Vehicles by appointment (sometimes for walk in customers if not out/reserved already) are open until 8PM M-F and 6PM SAT. Please call Michael or Jim, Thanks

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13978 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper October 08, 2013, 06:29
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    agree with carmasters

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