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1986 ford escort not charging you have replaced the alternator and still wont charge?

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2005-09-14 19:24:51
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you need to do a voltage test and see if there's a greater load of energy returnig to the battery and compare it to the load leaving. if your return is greater then the problem most likely will be your battery.if there is no or low voltage returning from the alternator check your wiring and or consider another alternator change. another test. turn on your car , while the engine is runing disconect your battery positive first then negative. this test while not accurate it will most likely tell you if the alternator is working.(the car should stay on)

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Check the Battery and cables and if it's not that it could be the alternator.


Only if your alternator is not working properly. If you are always charging your battery, check your alternator belt. That was the solution for my escort, a new $10.00 belt.


The voltage regulator on all Escorts is inside the alternator. It is an integral part of the alternator and the alternator has to be replaced to fix it.


It usually means that the alternator is not charging the battery. You may also have a bad connection in your wiring harness going to the alternator.


If you replaced the battery with a brand new one, then no. The battery comes from the store with a fuul charge. If it didn't come charged up, then you have bought a defective battery.


I have a 93 Escort GT that I am trying to locate charging issues with. I just replaced the alternator (which doesn't seem to be the problem). The regulator was located inside the alternator in mine. So it came new with the alternator (whole thing $130 + core). In some though, it is bolted to the outside of the alternator and costs about $70. Take the alternator to any parts store and they can test it to tell you if it and the regulator are working. Don't have them test it while it is on the car. Mine works off the car, but will not work when put on the car. I have some type of wiring issues.


The alternator may not be charging correctly or the battery cables are loose/corroded. Check all engine grounds to the block and the body and test the charging system.


No there is not. The only located on the alternator is the voltage regulator.


your alternator is on its last legs, it can't power your car, or charge your battery, consider replacing it


A repair shop will charge around $300, if you install it yourself, it is $139 plus 35 core.


you can see it at the bottom left of the engine



Have the alternator tested. I would suspect one or more of the diodes in the alternator are bad.


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it is your starter motor sticking, or could be your alternator but i think it is defo your starte motor.


You have a problem with the charging system. On a 12 year old car more than likely the alternator has failed. If you can drive it to the nearest auto parts store they will check it for free.


Attached to the Alternator (1.9L)


The voltage regulator, on your 1995 Ford escort 1.9 liter, is located on top of the alternator. The voltage regulator is attached to the alternator by four retaining screws.


bad alternatornot always.if its a bad battery and can't hold a charge the same thing will happen.I had a 99 s-10 that would occasionally die at the pump or even while driving, I had a new defective battery, replaced under warranty, no more problem.I would have the alternator checked out before replacing it if that is the problem. I had my replaced and it wasn't cheap...$630 to be exact. The new alternators run around $200 and most mechanics will change the serpentine belt when they replace the alternator so this MAY be an added expense.If the alt is working properly, you can remove one of the battery cables while the engine is running and it will continue to idle. If it dies then the alt needs to be replaced.




No, 98-02 have different mounting, you can use 91-96.


Perhaps the alternator is not charging the battery adequately check with a voltmeter A fully charged battery should read around 12.8 (without engine running) With engine running reading should be 13.8-14.2


if you alternator was locked up .it caused it to jump time. my car done the same thing last week ,now i have to re time it.


It grounds itsself when bolted on, The case is the ground



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