Question about 1996 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

96 ford taurus, altenator was burning up and I replaced it, now I have a steady battery light on, put second altenator in and same problem

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Ford Master
  • 6,927 Answers

Most likely the battery has a short in it,but let us check it out,use a volt meter,and attach it to the battery,start the engine up,and turn the head lights on,and the ac on high blower setting.The reading on the volt meter should be 13.65 volts to 14.25 volts,if the voltage is below the 13.00 volt mark,this is the reason the light is on,so...replace the battery.If the volt meter only reads 12 volts,or a little higher,or lower,then the alternator is not charging the battery,with the key off,check the volts at the alternator,on the large wire,this is the output ,it should read 12 volts,or there about,if it reads nothing ,or let`s say 5 ,7 or 8 volts,then the wire is bad,replace it,using a wire as beg,or larger(larger is better) to attach with the wire that is already on the alternator,and run it to the positive side of the battery,this will get voltage to the battery.If this is at all helpful,please rate,thank you.

Posted on Jul 13, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Ok i have a 2001 ford taurus 3.0 liter engine i put everything on new battery altenator new battery post had the altenator tested twice came back good i have no clue why it no charging


have yo had the voltage regulator checked
if you are relying on the light in the dash , it could be a broken wire to that light

Mar 11, 2017 | Ford Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Why won't the newly installed altenator work on the 2006 Ford Taurus? The cars gauges stopped working and a red icon was lit up on the dash (appeared to be the check engine light) when the car was moving....


as its a used part it may not be in working order , check the charge rate by putting volt meter across the battery terminals when engine running , the reading should be around 13.5 -14 volts , if not then check the alternator belt is tight enough and retest the charge if lower than 12 volts then the alternator is useless , a non charging alternator will give the symptoms you've described, th ered icon is the non charging warning light , dont drive if the check is low as will ruin your battery as well, take alternator off and get a lift back to the supplier , best to by new

Jul 15, 2014 | 2006 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

2000 ford taurus dimming headlight


If your voltage is low, then do check the battery voltage as well as charging voltage and please report.

Nov 18, 2012 | 2000 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

Battery light and abs light is on and battery wont stay charged, new battery and altenator is good


This sounds like a bad alternator , maybe it charges at times and other times it does not, check connections to battery and at alternator, also make sure all fuse are good.

Oct 06, 2012 | 2001 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

When i accelerate the battery light comes on the dash and the needle goes to high side in moy 02 ford ranger 4.0 i changed the battery, altenator, and belt what could it be?


This sounds like a voltage regulator problem, the voltage regulator is built into the altenator, check your connections to the altenator specfically the ones that plug in, make sure they are secure. The plug in connections provide signal for how much output is needed from the altenator, the regulator provides the output. Check the battery voltage with a voltmeter, turn on everything electrical, rev up engine and see if voltage goes over 14.5 volts, it should be steady. Hope this helps, let me know.

Aug 04, 2010 | 1991 Ford Ranger Supercab

3 Answers

My 2003 Ford Taurus will not start. The battery


either your battery has dead cells and wont take a charge or possibly your altenator is faulty

Jul 09, 2010 | 2003 Ford Taurus

2 Answers

Have a 1999 tarus se brand new battery a week had to put on charger last two days why


did you have the charging system checked ?, it could be the Altenator is not charging the battery and needs to be replaced or serviced..

Oct 10, 2009 | 1999 Ford Taurus

2 Answers

I have a 96 eagle talon, i just replaced the battery an the altenator twice but the other day the battery light came on an my lights started to dim an my car was cutting out. I have no idea why the...


It is possible for it to be deffective even while it is new. Check your connections, verify you have it hooked up properly, ou will know if you dont because your wires will get very hot or even melt. If everything looks ok take it to the place you bought it and they can test the alternator while it is on the car.

Oct 08, 2009 | Eagle Talon Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2002 Ford Tauras SES


sounds like battery dead. it died while running then it an alternator. you should get a battery light on steady when running if alternator has failed but not always on a ford... you need a meter of some type. 12.6 not running fully charged12.2 25%. running at least 13.8-14.6 at the battery.

Aug 27, 2009 | 2002 Ford Taurus

2 Answers

Electrical problem


there was a short in the wiring harness which was grounding out the altenator so i put in a new wiring harness and it works just fine now

Jun 21, 2008 | 1996 Ford Windstar

Not finding what you are looking for?
1996 Ford Taurus Logo

125 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

77169 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22265 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5572 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...