I have replaced the alternator in my windstar three times. The first two times, something drew down the alternator and killed it. The most recent time, I have not had it die completely, but my volt meter indicated that after about 3 hours of being in the car, the alternator was already losing power. I believe there is a draw somewhere. The problem began when the weather got cold, particularly when I am running all of my electrical (defroster, rear defroster, headlights, wipers and radio). I am wondering if the problem could be from the back defroster, or if there is a chance that the started could be causing some type of prblem. I also noticed that the interior dome light seems to stay on for a particularly long time (not sure how long it should remain on after the car is turned off and the door is opened and shut.)
Any help would be appreciated.
have the same problem?
Friday, January 4th, 2008 AT 10:58 AM