I TESTED MY ALTERNATOR AND IT WAS GOOD WAS TOLD ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 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.

Friday, October 26th, 2012 AT 6:53 PM

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  • Tiny
  • hmac300
  • Expert
  • 42,096 posts

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.

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Friday, October 26th, 2012 AT 6:58 PM

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