Question about 2000 Ford Taurus
Have had this problem for quite some time. Alternator has been rebuilt 2 times with the rectifier changed as well. It puts out 14.4 volts regularly. Then in about 4 months or so it just quits working and battery light turns on and car dies shortly after. I have a new battery, and it's been tested. I do notice the lights surge down about maybe 5 min intervals and come back within a second or so. Been doing that since I bought car. Also everything works again after I disconnect battery and reconnect after a short spell
Most likely the piktail or also known as the alternator connector no good.
Posted on Nov 25, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Remove power to all aftermarket components, if you know how to use a multi-meter connect to power source inside vehicle.. Drive normal, if voltage drops below 12v while driving, it is faulty alternator. If bat light comes on and voltage is above 12v the plug on the alternator might be correded and throwing faulty light, or bad ground in gauge cluster...
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
Hello genobeano: My name is Roger and I will give some information that should help. When you replace the pick up coil also replace the ignition module. The ignition module will short out the pick up coil. If the module is attached to the side of the distributor be sure to use die electric grease when installing the module on the distributor. Should you not use the grease you will burn up the ignition system. By the same token should the pick up coil short out the module will burn out. The fact it runs for a short time says that you have a heat problem. Normally is in the ignition system. There was a tech bulletin to replace the pick up and module as a unit to correct the problem.
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Posted on Jun 17, 2009
yes , repair the alternator
Posted on Jul 30, 2010
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