Could the alternator cause your 1991 Lincoln Town Car to die when the AC is turned on?
Not really. Whenever you switch the lever to A/C, it sends a signal over to the PCM and it in turn not only energizes the A/C clutch, but it also bumps the idle up with the IAC valve because of the additional load placed on the engine. So the problem could become complicated.
What could cause the battery light to be dim when ignition turned and then remain dim when the car has started on a 96 ford escort diesel van.?
The charging system light comes on in my 96 Lincoln mark viii and the car shuts down what is the problem?
What would cause the battery to not charge even when the alternator tests good on a 93 Mercury Cougar?
Why does battery dash light stay on after ignition and go off only after the headlights are turned on?
Could a bad exhaust leak where its dumping exhaust out of the manifold out to the alt cause an alternator to go bad?
No, it wouldn't do that, not to mention most manufacturers try to do something to make the alternator as foolproof as possible, such as different sized ring terminals from the battery positive to the alternator than what's used from the alternator to the ground. If your alternator is overcharging, you likely have a defective voltage regulator. It's an integral part of the alternator.