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My 1999 cougar cuts out while im driving

My 1999 cougar dies while im driving. It blows a 20 amp fuse located in the fuse box under the hood... i replaced the fuse and it lasted 2 it wont last 2 minutes.. i know it has something to do with the factory alarm or ignition having a short and i would like to know how to find the short this possible? if so how do i do it and what tools will it require?

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If it is a short, you can lift the carpets in the trunk, or remove the front bucket seats and lift the carpets in the interior. it may also be a bad voltage regulator in your alternator, in which case you will need a new alternator. you can test your voltage with a voltometer, and see if your alternator is producing more than say 15 volts while running.

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