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Ford Winstar ain't startin'

Changed the ignition in my 2000 Ford Winstar 3.8 Litre, two days later (about 500 kms) the lights started to flicker and she shut off completely and drained the battery. I replaced the altenator thinking that's what it was but when I replaced that, I boost the van but it wouldn't keep going. The van would stay going till the battery went again then she would shut off again...several times I repeated this and same thing happened over and over again.... Do u have any solutions to the problem?

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Yes the alternator you installed is fried. Take it back and then when you put the new one in disconnect the battery first before installing. If the battery is connected while installing it will ALWAYS fry the alternator. Most parts guys don't tell you that so live and learn. This should help.

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