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I have replaced alternator two time and need another

I have a 2001 ford tarus and I have replaced the alternator two times over the last 4months. I put a new one in and drive for about 15 mintues and all is find but, then the battery lights come on and the car dies.

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  • Rachel Mahan
    Rachel Mahan May 11, 2010

    Does the battery light come on before it stalls out?

  • james armstrong
    james armstrong May 11, 2010


    1. try charging your battery its seems thats gone oand your altinator isnt charging it try adding water to the battery top up first!

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Take it to a dealer or a local shop because it sounds like you have a wiring problem. Try this first, start the car and remove the positive battery cable and if the car dies it is your alternator or a wiring problem, if it does not die that it is more that likely your battery. take your battery into advance auto parts or auto zone and have your battery tested. i would do the same with my alternator also.(Just to be safe)

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