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2003 focus electrical issue- not charging properly

2003 ford focus. alternator has been replaced, yet battery not chraging and after running fora bit car goes desd. Mech had 12.6 12.7 charge rate yesterday, before it died again out on road. battery recently replaced, but may have been depleted from alternator not charging. pin tests for continuity were check this morning, and were ok. any other Ideas, or where to look next? my mechanic is getting exasperated. lol

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  • dockitec Jun 02, 2009

    this is the second alt. first one was bad, this one tested OK.

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If you replaced the alternator and you have checked all fushes and wires. you most likly recieved bad alt. I would take it off and have it tested.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

  • Mike Vincent
    Mike Vincent Jun 02, 2009

    there should be fuses under hood. I would check all of them for being good or bad.there is an alt fuse.

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