1993 Ford Escort Alternator

Tiny
LARSON1
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  • 1993 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 140,000 MILES
I have been having a problem with the battery going dead on my car after it sits for a wile. I just put in a new battery a few days ago. So I started to dig into what it could be. I used my Digital Multi Meter and checked to amp draw when key was off and door was shut. It was at.2 amps. Should I replace the alternator?
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Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 AT 10:36 AM

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Tiny
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With the engine running, what voltage do you have at the battery terminals? And at the alternator power terminal?
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Thursday, March 19th, 2009 AT 1:31 AM
Tiny
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It has 14.1 V
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Thursday, March 19th, 2009 AT 7:35 AM
Tiny
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My original request had two parts. With the engine running, check voltage at:

1. The battery terminals
2. The alternator terminals

Where did you get 14.1V? Give me both values.
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Thursday, March 19th, 2009 AT 7:52 PM
Tiny
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At the battery it is 13.6 V
At the alternator it is 14.01
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Sunday, June 14th, 2009 AT 9:54 PM

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