Question about 1993 Ford Thunderbird
Check the ignition switch connector located behind the steering column shroud. If the alternator was smoking that indicated a short.
If the wires are burnt or you see indications of shoot you will have to get a new connector and splice the wires to it. Check everything first before doing this. ( check alternator connections, ground, make sure you got the proper alternator ..even though it fits it may not be the correct type.
Posted on Jun 07, 2015
When the alternator went out, it may have also smoked your fusible link that the output wire is on. There are 2 or 3 fusible links on the starter relay on the passenger side fender. This is where they catch battery power from the positive cable there, or in the case of the alternator fusible link, this is where the output wire connects to battery for recharging it. The gray colored link I believe is the one on the output wire from the alternator. When a fuse link blows, the insulation on the wire may bubble or get rough spots. You cut the old one out and splice in a new fuse link. Make a soldered joint for best practice. Or just replace the whole wire and fuse link, from alternator to starter relay, from a donor car, a salvage hunt.
Posted on Jun 07, 2015
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
state what color the smoke is. White smoke is antifreeze. Gray smoke is fuel, and black smoke is oil. Also have the computer scanned so you know why the light is on.
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
Are the connections really dirty at the voltage regulator? These tend to get corrosion on them and cause weird charging system issues. Also make sure the ground is good on the regulator.
Posted on Jul 04, 2009
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