I have a 1997 Mercury Sable and the low voltage light came on. I checked the voltage on the battery and sure enough the battery was not charging. I removed the alternator and had it checked, dead, so I replaced the alternator and the battery. The low voltage light went out but the alternator is not charging the battery. The voltage before start is 12.7 and after I start the car the battery voltage drops to 12.3. I have checked the wires for corrosion and shorts but I see nothing wrong. I checked the voltage coming out of the alternator at the terminal point (wire with bolt) and it is showing 12.3. Any ideas?
have the same problem?
Sunday, August 28th, 2011 AT 5:11 PM