Mechanics

FORD CONTOUR ALTERNATOR PROBLEM

1996 Ford Contour • 129,000 miles

I tested my alternator and it was good was told I needed a new regulator and bought it paid someone to install it they hung it from a neighboring wire grounded it and plugged it in. My car still does not hold a charge and its not my battery because I had it tested too. My question is does the external regulator need to be bolted to the alternator to actually work.
AD
Avatar
Guest
October 26, 2012.



Normally the regulator is inside the alternator, if it was tested as good you shouldn'thave needed anything. If it's not holding a charge either have someone test for adraw or come back to the site here and look under parasitic draw on battery they will show how to test for that.

Hmac300
Oct 26, 2012.


AD