2000 Lincoln LS Check Charging System

Tiny
JOSHUAFENDER755
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  • 2000 LINCOLN LS
  • 3.9L
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 152,000 MILES
Recently I had a check charging system problem, the light would come on but the car wouldnt suffer power problems unless you pushed down hard on the accelerator. To eliminate the problem I replaced the battery and the alternator. This completely fixed the problem for months, now the problem has returned but worse than before. Now the car will die after a slew of lights come one indicating the problem has drained the battery below acceptable levels. I am going to replace the alternator again today but I want to know what is causing the alternators to go out, if their is some kind of problem I am overlooking or if maybe I just bought a defective alternator from the auto part store.
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Saturday, March 8th, 2014 AT 11:01 AM

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Tiny
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Check fuse in pic then make sure terminal ends are clean on battery.
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Sunday, March 9th, 2014 AT 8:59 AM
Tiny
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I checked the fuse and it is fine. I replaced it anyway. Battery is new and so are the connectors. Any other ideas
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Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 AT 5:30 PM
Tiny
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It may be a defective alternator as well but check all your connections in chart I sent and other fuse inside car use a test light on it. Make sure your battery connection aregood and clean/tight and check battery ground to body&engine.
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Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 AT 6:39 AM

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