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Ford Taurus

Did ford have problems with the alternator voltage regulator on a Taurus 2002 wagon?

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August 12, 2009 8:12PM

I have a 98 Taurus. I'm now on my fourth alternator. My problem was where ford put the automatic tensioner is where all the dirt and grime from the road kicks up. I had the last alternator rebuilt by a good auto electric guy and have not had a problem in over 5 years. Periodically I put a wrench(15mm) on the nut that attaches to the tensioner (with a cheater bar) and wiggle it back and forth. By the way I talked with and e-mailed Ford 3 times and they insist that there is no problem and they have not gotten any complaints.