The stator is the same, but the rotor, housings, rectifier, and regulator are different. If your car is a Contour, a Mystique or a Cougar, then I sugges one last test. These same exacting criteria are also applied in the manufacturing of all Bosch aftermarket alternators and starters. March 28, 2003 alternator failed mileage: 38,307. This is a basic stock type new china made unit.
Our units are remanufactured to the highest standards for unmatched charging ability. This is the second time an electrical wire has melted on our 1998 Contour. Make sure that the alternator is not moving. Total Triple Bridge Rectifier rating of 630 Amps. I did this on my older cars and trucks and was a sure fire way to tell if the alternator was putting out or not. I appreciate that you have this web site that I can voice my concerns,problems with the Ford and feel someone may pay attention before someone is hurt in these cars as have been many with the tire situation. Owner notification recalls are not taken care of until they actually happen.
Dealership that completed repairs advised that fuel filter also had to be replaced or warranty on new fuel pump would be voided. I have the starter, alternator, and battery connected to that fuse? These things include the ignition switch, starter, solenoid, output stud, the positive and negative power supply, Ford external voltage regulator for alternator as shown in the picture above. They should be made to take back all Contours and give us a safer car for us and our families to drive. After all the car was working before then someting changed. These alternator units get processed and tested at a state of the art facility producing a quality and reliable alternator units that can withstand the most demanding conditions. The engine sounds revved up and shortly after the ac unit went out.
I had the alternator changed and the fuse behind the head light switch by goodyear. I have never had a hard time about taking parts back for core charges and they have always been then when I have had a question and always willing to help if I was stuck on a repair. These alternator units get processed and tested at a state of the art facility producing a quality and reliable alternator units that can withstand the most demanding conditions. Be careful disconnecting and reconnecting the wires. Original fuel pump failed on June 6, 2001 mileage:8,884.
Note: The Heavy Duty versions below have a better Voltage Regulator and a much more durable Heavy Duty Rectifier over the standard duty version. Belts are only a few dollars so it may be worthwhile to change the belt when changing the alternator. Also, filling up with gasoline vehicle will smell for long time. I had the alternator replaced June of 2004. We will update more and more wiring diagram for Ford cars, do check back this site. Our brand-new alternators are built from premium components, so you only do the job once.
Please any help is useful because I am working on it alone. I had to take the air box off of the throttle body, and I had very easy access to the alternator. It passed twice on theor machine. I remember a bunch of wires that was in the way, but I don't see them now? This service bulletin may have lead the Ford service department to not consider that there was in fact a more costly problem I. I have sent a letter to the president of Ford and explained how I felt this car was unsafe and if anything happened to me or my family they would be held responsible. Please provide any further information. Disconnected both cables and found that the positive terminal on the cable was completely corroded as well as most of the cable strands inside the plastic insulation.
The only thing I needed an extra person to help with was getting the belt back on. A replacement alternator could not be found in less than 2 days so the original alternator was rebuilt. The battery terminal itself was fine. I tested the 2 bolts that the fuse is connected to, and it says 0? The only option left is to find 3 prong connector that will fit the voltage regulator for the vehicles wiring harness and cut the factory plug off and solder the one I need on the harness wires, if that can even be achived, reason: the connector is up in behind the engine compartment, acessable from right side of vehicle fender well, up in there pretty good, don't know if I can even get to it good enough to replace it properly not much slack in harness at all. This unit is available in a Single, Dual or Triple Bridge Rectifier Configuration. While replacing your alternator, be sure to check you drive belt. AutoZone provides the right products at the right prices, so you're sure to find the perfect alternator for your make and model without breaking the bank once you shop with us.
I'd like to hear back from anyone before I snatch out this alternator again. Trade marks and trade names used for reference purpose only. Then, when the car is turned on, the battery should read within 14 to 15 volts. The alternator in your Ford Contour is responsible for turning the mechanical energy of your engine's rotating crankshaft into usable electricity for each of your car's different electrical components. Good year could not figure out the problem and had my car towed to a Ford dealer ship where I had to pay again for a diagnostic test which came back clean, so they suggested a new battery and fuse. I have had it in for service multiple times, and I get told it's covered under warranty why worry about it.
I have been buying my parts from advance auto parts for 21 years now. This fuse is usually a 7. They kept my car for a month , said they did not know what is wrong with it , and for me to come get it. He said the likely problem is that as the rpms increase the rotor expands and is grounding out, causing the short. Note: Single Bridge Rectifier Versions do not have the extra Quicktifier box and install like standard alternators. Also, the vehicle stall when turning in the rain. My car runs worse than any used car I have ever owned! Too much power coming from it may cause overcharging problems in the battery, and a low output obviously poses undercharging issues.
They install just like normal without the extra work of installing the remote Bridge Rectifier box. I feel that the re-manufactured alternators are better than stock units because the prone components are all upgraded making them superior to original equipment. Your vehicle's electronics depend on the charging system. Contact us if your not sure of your application. The included nut only goes on 2-3 threads. When I test the voltage it reads 0, which makes me think its not hooked up right? The included nut only goes on 2-3 threads.