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Hi folks. 1990 Ford Taurus. Have had the alternator replaced twice. It is delivering too much voltage and cooking the battery. Shop claimed it was not the voltage regulator. They have suggested a problem in the wiring. Before I spend too much money on that, any ideas? Thanks, Bob S

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