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Within the alternator, or bolted onto the back of older alternators.
Posted on Nov 05, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the cougar as well as the thunderbird had a factory recall on the headlight switch burning up. if you take the plastic cover out and remove the switch you will probably find the connections are melted on the plug in. i am not sure if ford will still honor this recall because it was issued back in 99 or 00 or that is when i received the letter for my 93 t-bird, which had actually just started having problems with the lights similar to yours. a new switch later and i never had anymore problems. hope this helps
Posted on Feb 09, 2009
If you can't do it yourself which is a good sized job, you will have to take it in and the cost for lower ball joints at a garage will run about $800 and up. If you can do it yourself it would cost around $60. You will have to take off:
2. Brakes and rotor and caliper
3. Tie rod end (use a fork tool to loosen)
4. unbolt bottom ball joint ( use fork tool to loosen parts)
5. Unbolt strut from wheel spindle
6. If you don't have a ball joint tool go to and Auto parts store and rent the tool to take the ball joint out.
7.Reverse the procedure when putting back together.
8. Sometimes it takes a little muscle to put them in if you don't have a press.
9. take your time and do it right. EST.. 4 hr plus if you never did it before.
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
1999 ford cougar alternator putting out reduced voltage at 4000 rpm and over. Under 4000rpm fine. Voltage up to 4000 rpm about 14.5 volts. Over 4000 rpm it starts to drop and can go as low as 11.5 volts. Any ideas.
Posted on Jul 22, 2010
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