2005 FORD TAURUS CHARGING SYSTEM

  • Tiny
  • taurus8
  • 2005 Ford Taurus
  • 150,000 miles

"Check charging system" light came on, found dead battery, bad alternator and a broke serpentine belt. Replaced alternator with a brand new one not rebuilt, replaced belt and battery and a found blown fuse, still receiving "check charging system" message and there is a kind of grinding sound when the A/C isn't on. Any idea what this could be or how to fix it?

Thursday, September 26th, 2013 AT 8:15 AM

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  • Tiny
  • hmac300
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The grinding sound may be the clutch bearing in a/c clutch. Hope you changed the tensioner as well as the belt they both should be changed. May be that too.

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Thursday, September 26th, 2013 AT 9:39 AM
  • Tiny
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Possibly but I'm not too worried about that problem at the moment and I already changed the tension pulley and idler wheel. My main concern is that the car keeps saying that the battery isn't charging even after all that. Why?

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Thursday, September 26th, 2013 AT 7:52 PM
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Check the silly little fuses that's pointed out in pic. That may be your problem.

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Friday, September 27th, 2013 AT 7:43 AM
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Ha, silly little fuses. Anyways turns out that it was the whole a/c unit that went bad (even though it would still produce cold air) and it snowballed from there. Thanks for your time and help.

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Friday, September 27th, 2013 AT 8:05 AM

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