2001 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 78000 miles
i replaced the alternator with a re-built one. But before I replaced the old alternator I noticed the red charging lead had burned off at the alternator, I replaced the connection with a soldered on identical lead, battery is good. The problem I am having is that the alternator is charging at 13.5 to 14.0 volts all the time at some point the alternator starts a high pitch wine, if I disconnect the voltage regulator leads (2 wire clip plug) from the alternator the high pitch wine stops. And the red alternator lead comming off the alternator cool down.
after re-connecting the regulator leads back to the alternator it will run quiet for a while then start the high pitch wine for a while and the red terminal lead gets real hot. Can you help. I do have a certificate of automotive mechanic for basic auto studies.
Saturday, August 29th, 2009 AT 8:25 PM