Replaced the alternator and it still is not charging

Tiny
JEFF BOGGESS
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  • 1994 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
  • 4.6L
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150 MILES
It was replaced with a brand new alternator. Just makes the second one and the car is still not charging. What else is there that would cause the alternator not to charge?
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Thursday, January 30th, 2020 AT 5:53 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

I attached a picture of the charging system wiring schematic. There are two things I need you to check. First, check the J fuse in the under hood fuse box (circled in pic) and confirm there is 12v power to the black/orange wire to the alt.

I circles two fusible links that have to provide power to the alternator. These links function as a fuse, but look like a regular wire. If they fail, the alt will not work.

Also, here are a few links you may find helpful:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-voltmeter

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-wiring

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-a-car-fuse-works

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-alternator

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Thursday, January 30th, 2020 AT 6:13 PM

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