Question about 2001 Mercury Sable
I just put in an alternator in
Have you checked your fuses ? There is a 10 amp fuse in the fuse panel under the hood of the vehcile in the engine compartment. Below is a fuse layout diagrm for that fuse panel. I have marked the fuse you want to check if you haven't already (# 26). If the fuse is good make sure you are getting power at the main big wire attched to the alternator. You should have the same amout of power at that connector at the alternator as you do in the battery itself. That is a direct wire going to the battery but it does have a fuse link in that wire so if no battery power there you will need to locate that fuse link and replace it. Sorry I don't have a picture of the location of the fuse link. Hope it's just a simple fuse or fuse link and I hope I was able to help....
Posted on Feb 21, 2013
you may need to go back and get another alternator cause this one sounds as if it has a bad voltage regulator in it also give these websites a try www.autozone.com and www.alldatadiy.com also checkout your drivebelt if the car has over 40,000 miles on it you may want to change it also wish you the best of luck Michigan Man.
Posted on Nov 27, 2009
SOURCE: i have a brand new
My first thought was voltage regulator, but your new alternator (with integral voltage regulator) eliminated that - #2 on the list is : incorrectly routed, missing, or worn-out (slipping) drive belt.
The alternator in your car is driven by the "Drive belt," meaning that its powered by the engine
(via power applied to drive belt by the crankshaft pulley).
If your drive belt squeals loudly when you step on the gas, then its slipping badly.
You would need to tension it properly, or apply "Belt Conditioner" spray to the belt, or possibly replace the belt entirely.
Posted on Nov 02, 2010
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