Alternator/electrical

Tiny
BILLVORTEX
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  • 1976 FORD THUNDERBIRD
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 90,000 MILES
HI, I have a 1976 T-bird. The electrical system shut down on me. The car was running and then had a powerful surge to the system for about 15 secs, then it died. I am assuming the alternator may be the cause all the fuses look good, I cant seem to fin out if there may be a fuseable link some where I am over looking.
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Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 AT 1:57 PM

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Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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Does engine crank? What is BATT open voltage? If it cranks is there spark? Fuel?
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Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 AT 2:09 PM
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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Your rig won't do nothing now. Starter. Lights. Etc?

Explain "Powerful Surge" a bit more. Glowed in the dark. Lightning bolts jumped off of it. The engine did what?

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Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 AT 2:11 PM
Tiny
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Let me know if this helps

Pay attention to the positive battery cable/ accessories at the solenoid and fusible links

Test your voltage at the battery posts......report it back to us

If you are lost.....we can help you, I have homemade pics of things that could aid you

https://www.2carpros.com/questions/1992-ford-ranger-wont-start

I'm slow Doc, didn't mean to step on you!

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Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 AT 2:26 PM

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