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Replaced altenator ,dummy light is off now but the baterry is not getting charged, also a new battery, is there possibly a fuse somewhere that blew when alt. went out. have had van for 1 mo. and it didnt come with a owners manual.m 1998 windstar

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Hi!
When you replaced the Alternator were all the leads to it returned correctly? as this appears to be a Voltage fault. Some alternators need an exciting voltage of 12 volts+ to trip the regulator into charge. Is it the correct Alternator for that particular vehicle?
All though the ignition light is out does it come on in the first place?
Finally is this particular generator separated from the regulator? if external look for connection to it, if it is inbuilt then maybe there is where the fault possibly lies.
I hope this helped,
Paul 'W'
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Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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