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2000 ford taurus alternator quits working after a few months

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

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Most likely the piktail or also known as the alternator connector no good.

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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...

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