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Battery wont charge

My ford 1997 f150 4.6 will not charge the battery this started after i replaced the alternator that was bad.after installing the new alternator my battery light was on and would not go off. I had the new alternator checked and was told for the auto parts store that it was not putting out enough amps, they said it was the new alternator that it was bad . so I swapped it out for another new alternator and still have the same problem..I have checked all grounds and wiring. and all fuses ...

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  • rgwalker1 Jan 10, 2009

    the voltage regulator is built into the alternator and they say the alternator is good..

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    1999 ford f350 extended cab with 5.4 engine and 4 wheel drive alternator newly installed is not charging,removed took back to parts store and was tested good, reinstalled and is still not putting out charge



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I had this exact same problem ... under the hood onthe left side of the firewall where your starter solenoid and fuseable links are there is a little container type thing that holds a 20 amp fuse that fuse is probably blown the little container is on the firewall right below the fuseable links

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Have you tried the Voltage Regulator?

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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    Christopher Lipscomb Jan 11, 2009

    Since the battery has seen two bad alternators, you may want to have battery tested it could have a shorted or bad cell. That is the only other alternative if all wiring and fuses have been checked.



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