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Replaced alternator now car won't start

A few days ago the alternator in my Taurus went bad so I replaced it with a new one. Now my car won't start at all. It turns over but it won't catch. It was running fine before the alternator went bad.

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Recheck your alternator replaacement sounds like a trapped wire or a pulled loose connector. the crank sensor is located in that area

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