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The alternator failed on my daughters 2002 ford taurus, I replaced it and when I did the charging light went out but after a few seconds it came back on. I checked the voltage output with a meter and had none. I took it back to the auto supply and they replaced it after testing it and finding no output. I installed the second one and had the same result as the first one. Do you think I got two bad alternators or do I have another problem to look for?

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Check out your car's connector to the alternator
on fords it's very common for that connection to cause all kinds of problems and the replacement parts are very easy to find.....

ps. buy a GOOD QUALITY alternator for a taurus
theyr'e very thirsty for amperage and a cheap rebuild won't hold up. get something with a lifetime warranty from auto zone of pep boys

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Yes....very possible especially if you did not get a new one...remanufactured ones are not guaranteed "new"....but they have new parts. Swap it again.

Buick Century had the same problem...I went through two...failed bearings and busted two belts in 3 weeks.

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Did you unhook the battery if you dont it will fry the alternator

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