Question about Ford Taurus
The alternator went out and the batteries drained.Replacing the brushes on the alternator and charging the old batteries the voltage reached 12.90 on the right side (passenger side) and the other battery wouldn't take a charge.After replacing the battery with a used 65 series battery which was charged at 10 amps for 12 hours it charged to 12.57 volts and is not enough voltage to start the diesel engine.The minimum voltage in the past had been 13.80 or better.all the way to 15.00 volts.Is the replacement battery just too used?Or maybe charged longer/2 volt trickle charge for 24 hours or so?Please advise
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
On some of the older style GM's you can take that brown wire and cut it and take the end leading from the alternator and hook it directly to the hot terminal on the alternator and just leave it hooked up and it will work. But I have ran into the occasional problem where leaving it hooked up will drain the battery when the vehicle isn't running. Hope this helps..
Posted on Oct 25, 2009
Testimonial: "I fixed the problem - the terminal at the brown wire was corroded - after cleaning and recrimping - everything works - thanks for the heads up"
Tips for a great answer:
Mar 06, 2015 | Cars & Trucks
Mar 28, 2014 | 2010 Kia Forte
Nov 29, 2013 | 1999 Toyota 4Runner
Mar 25, 2011 | Chevrolet Equinox Cars & Trucks
Mar 01, 2011 | 1984 Volvo 240 Series
Aug 17, 2010 | 1994 Ford Thunderbird
May 16, 2010 | 1989 Lincoln Town Car
Feb 07, 2010 | 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport
Oct 12, 2009 | 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jul 19, 2009 | 2002 Volvo S60
21 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!