Question about 2002 Lincoln LS
About a week ago the car died as I was driving down the highway. The gauges went crazy, the lights dimmed and then died, the radio died. After jumping the car I was able to get it back home but it started going nuts everytime I went over 50mph. Took it to the shop and they couldn't find anything wrong with it. No error codes came up. I'm getting a "check charging system" error message on the dash. As well as check advance track and change AC filter. I went ahead and bought a new battery but am still having problems with it dying while driving it. The shop says the alternator is fine. Also, my driver side window was stuck in the down position the other day. Upon taking it apart it seems that there is a short or something because sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. The alarm and headlights have went off all by themselves as well. I previously had a broken window cable and may have got some water damage in the door. Could that be causing these problems? I'm learning that the FEM could be causing this?? any info?
I don't think water in the door would cause all that-the water may have only affected that door's window electricals-like corrosion on one of the connectors.
I don't know what FEM is? Some kind of module?
It sounds like for some reason the alternator has an intermittent problem with power output. You said they checked the alternator and it was good, but they didn't test for charging when it was acting up. The alternator IS probably fine, but some glitch is causing loss of elec. power when driving-(when engine is running, all power to run electrical systems comes from the alternator). The pcm controls charging rate of the alternator, so maybe you need to look into that. Sorry can't help more.
Posted on Mar 05, 2017
Took it to the shop , What shop ! Dealer ?
Posted on Mar 05, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Have you tested the pigs tail at the alternator to see if you are get 14.4 volt from the alternator if not you have got a charging system problem as I have seen this alot in the UK the car loses the power from the ingniotion side of the start/charge system.
I you are still having problems let me now & I will try to make to a diagram for a stan alone system.
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
im assuming that would be your voltage regulator and wen that is missing your battery will not charge, it can also cause problems elswhere in the vehicle ny not delivering the right voltage, which could be why the drive control light keeps comin on
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
Probably a faulty relay or fan on it's way out. Check with key off, battery disconnected & see if it wobbles or is hard to turn at all. Should move freely. Relay should be labeled in power distribution box, or fuse/relay box under hood.
Posted on May 22, 2009
try checking the fuseable link if it gets hot it can cause the car to shut off it is located in the one of the power wires coming off of the alternator pigtail.
Posted on Aug 30, 2009
Testimonial: "Actually that was the problem, one of the fuses coming off the alternator was fried."
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