Question about 1996 Lincoln Town Car
For 1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L SFI
8cyl the Voltage Regulator is located:
Under hood, center, upper engine area, mounted on
front upper passenger side of engine in alternator. In 1994 Lincoln Town Cars, the voltage regulator is part of the car's charging system, which helps create and maintain enough electrical charge for the car to operate correctly. The alternator creates a charge as the car drives, which is then transferred to the battery. A faulty voltage regulator will cause a few symptoms; some may only be attributed to the battery or alternator. Check this symtoms:
Starting Issues: If your Lincoln Town Car is having problems starting, it could be a sign of a faulty voltage regulator. The battery receives its charge from the alternator, with the voltage regulator controlling the exchange of electricity. A faulty voltage regulator can constrict the flow of electricity too much so that the battery runs out of charge and is not able to power the vehicle enough to start the engine.
Corrosion: A sure sign of a malfunctioning voltage regulator on a Lincoln Town Car is constant corrosion buildup on either the battery's terminals or the battery's tray. With a faulty voltage regulator, the amount of electricity coming from the alternator to the battery is not controlled, which will result in the battery overcharging. As the battery becomes overcharged, the acid inside will boil out and cause corrosion.
Split Battery: Just like the buildup of corrosion, if the Town Car's battery is split, it is a sign of a bad voltage regulator. As the battery is overcharged by the alternator and it boils, sometimes the acids do not spill outside of the battery. Instead, the battery heats up to the point that the plastic casing around it actually cracks, or the battery splits. Replacing the battery will not solve the problem since it is the voltage regulator and not the battery that is bad.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Did you test the Alternator on or off the truck? It might be a problem with the control system to the Alternator. The regulator need a battery feed to work, It is usually ran through an alternator fuse.
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
The voltage regulator is in the powertrain control module and sends a signal to control module body qu is the light that turns off the battery
Posted on Feb 24, 2010
Jump terminals A to F and the alternator should full field and charge. If it charges then replace the regulator. if it doesn't charge replace the alternator. I remember the terminals by thinking of the word AIR FORCE .
Posted on Apr 03, 2010
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