Question about 1993 Lincoln Mark VIII
Grounds, yes. There's probably 100 of them
Alternators: no (maybe).
Little known fact (Check the MarkVIII forums) that if you are running around on a weak battery, you WILL ruin your alternator. I wondered this while I replaced my THIRD one in a year on one of my Marks (I have two 1994s, one I race)
Most rebuilds are junk from discount stores anyways. The Mustang Cobra 96+ has basically your same engine but the alternator is different. It looks almost the same, though. get one from an alternator rebuild shop. It might even be cheaper than the chain stores (Mine was $85 from a place in West Allis, Wisconsin)
Ground problems are the hardest to find. Mainly because there is a section in the manual that tells you where they all are. The Manual is on a CD and can be had on eBay or other places online for under $10 (because they are pirated). I dont know what a "legal" one costs.
I'd take it to a dealership and offer them 2.5 hours labor or $250 total to fix it. That would be cheap, as these problems can be nightmares.
Check to see if these circuits are on a relay (located anywhere, also a box under your hood) or self-resetting circuit breaker (they look like rounded metal things in your fuse panel).
I'm am electrician and ex-Ford mechanic (factory trained A.S.S.E.T. graduate 1990)
Posted on Mar 31, 2009
First place to start, check the ground on your battery and make sure it is making full contact. Also check the negative and make sure it too is making full contact.
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
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