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Goes to a automotive parts supply store, Most of them have a tester to checkout the chargeing system,End will do it for free.
Posted on Oct 26, 2012
I would have the starter tested autozone will test it for free and yes the voltage regulator is inside the alt.
Posted on Oct 26, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
listen buddy i had the same exact problem. I have a 93 thunderbird as well. what it is is your starter. it is located underneath yourengine kind of right beside the right tire well. its an easy fix and its not to expensive.
Posted on Jan 09, 2009
are you sure the alternator is good? because it could be tricky ...The only other thing is the wire running back to battery pack to charge battery maybe disconnected
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
The battery light goes 2 ways, one is showing the battery taking a charge because the battery was drained, and 2, the battery is not taking a charge and will be dead in 20 mins. I should say the charge light. So, now that you have replaced the battery and the alternator, I would assume there is something else wrong. Your battery might be charging up. Your new battery might be dead.
Check out all the fuses, you will probably find one blown that has nothing to do with it but it causes the light to come on. I went nuts once(?) when my brake light on the dash came on, I had brakes, but couldn't find anything wrong, I checked everything, went as far as making an app with a mechanic to check out my brakes, on my way to the shop, a guy pulls up along side of me and says my brake lights are out. Duh, popped in the fuse and went back home. So, check it out. Hope this helps.
Posted on May 29, 2010
You probably have a battery drain from a defect. circuit. Just put a
test light between the ground of the battery and the ground cable. If
you have a drain problem, the light will go on. Then you remove the
fuses one by one until the light goes out to isolate the circuit. A
electrical wiring diagram will be appreciated.
I would say it is the installers fault and that the alternator is
probably working fine, but the alternator is either hooked up wrong or
has a broke wiring harness or the belt is under driven or this is the
wrong alternator for your vehicle. or the best answer is you have a
short somewhere causing the charge from the alternator to not reach the
battery. In other words the pathway is broken. There can only be a few
answers to this question. Something is broken/loose(wiring) /installed
wrong/or the wrong part. Try the z net from autozone. It will give step
by step instructions. You need to include further information of the
vehicle(year/make/model/size engine/ if you want specific informationPull the pos strap off of the battery when the car is running, if it
dies and you know that the alternator is good you could have a short.
That could be what is killing your batteries.
Is your car killing batteries overnight? Could have a short somewhere else and that short just put more strain on your alternator.one way to see is to start car with nothing on in the car an remove hot lead from battery car should stay running if it do turn head lights on car should die Resistance in the wiring due to corrosion or poor ground. Sometimes theres a regulator that controls the voltage and amps within the alternator that is defective
Posted on Oct 19, 2011
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