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2006 Ford Taurus. Not getting any voltage from alternator to battery. Battery is brand new and I have changed the alternator twice.

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Look for a fusable link (fusible wire) between the alternator and battery .. check grounding strap from engine to chassis/battery neg

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Does not help which wire is it

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