Hi-amp alternator fuse at firewall may short out on Ford Contour

Problem Description and Possible Solution
The hi-amp alternator fuse at the firewall commonly shorts out; the shorted fuse could be mistaken for a bad alternator.
Problem Data
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Average mileage: 175,000 (175,000–175,000)
2 model years affected: 1997, 1998
2 people reported this problem