You will destroy the voltage regulator if you unplug the battery while it is running, then you will have to replace the alternator anyways.
Built into the alternator.
you may have a bad battery or a bad voltage regulator
Inside the alternator
Located inside the alternator
It is internal, in the alternator
I believe that is in the back of the alternator
Unless things have changed, the diodes are part of the alternator. The voltage regulator is attached to the alternator but the diodes are part of the alternator.
The voltage regulator on this car is part of the alternator and is easily removable with 3 screws.
Most Ford alternators have an integrated regulator... it's inside the alternator.
Usually the voltage regulator is the problem. Its located inside the alternator. More testing is needed to make sure that the regulator is the fault. If you want to guess. Replace the alternator. Sounds to me like the power steering and alternator belt has fallen off.
Defective alternator, dead cell in battery, or something is on pulling power from the battery.
The voltage regulator is locate in one of two places. ***The voltage regulator is located in the alternator if you have an IAR type alternator*** ***The external voltage regulator (for the EVR-type alternators) is located on the driver's side wall, right next to the battery. It's much easier to see and/or remove if you remove the battery first. It has "Motorcraft" in raised lettering across the front*** I just had to remove mine.
Alternator is not recharging the battery. Have the alternator tested or test it yourself with a volt meter. You should read from 13.5 to 15.5 volts DC at the battery with the engine running. If any lower the alternator needs replacing. We had already changed the alternator, and bought a new battery. It is still doing the same thing. It will idle ok. When you drive it, you go down the road around a mile or so, and the darn thing shuts down again, and the battery is dead again. Are you sure the serpentine belt is not slipping? Did you replace the voltage regulator along with the alternator? If you answer yes to both these questions then I suspect you have the alternator wired incorrectly or the battery cables need replacing. The latter is what I suspect is the problem. You may have an internal break in one of the battery cables that just does not show up all the time. Look for a bulge in the cable especially a cable running next the the exhaust.
I'm not sure about all of these, but I have a 98 Taurus and the battery light came on. After a few days, the car died altogether and I had to replace my alternator. I would definitely take the battery indicator seriously and have your alternator checked.
Battery light usually means alternator not charging. Most common solutions would be be a bad alternator, bad connection, or loose alternator belt. If the battery and alt test ok than check the connections to the alternator and battery. The alternator should have 2 connections.
There isn't a fuse for the alternator. The alternator is belt driven, and there'll be two lines coming from the alternator - one goes from the alternator positive to battery positive, and the other goes to ground.
Try replacing the fuel pressure regulator
could be alternator or charging circuit or could be anything got to do with the battery when its draining out loose connection terminal
check out your alternator
As often as the alternator fails... ;)The alternator is not a 'consumable' type of part that requires routine maintenance/replacement - like a serpentine belt, brake pads, etc.Many repair shops and auto parts stores offer inexpensive or free alternator & battery testing.Be sure to test before replacing!NOTE: it is a little known fact that a weak or failing battery is a major contributor to premature alternator death. Any battery that is 4 years old is a prime candidate for replacement.See "Related Questions" below for information on how-to replace Taurus / Sable alternators
Could be a bad signal sent by the computer or the alternator is not charging to full capacity. Have someone check the charging amps on the alternator.
It should restart normally after replacing the battery. If not, it could be a security mode the car has entered. You should question a ford dealership about it.
ooohh, probably just because fords suck- that's probably gonna be your main reason, yah.
We cannot show pictures, however replacing the alternator on most models and years of Taurus is very easy. It is at top right of engine and even the belt tensioner is easy to access. If you are careful and don't totally remove the belt from the lower pulleys, the entire replacement of alternator can easily be done in less than an hour.We cannot show pictures, however replacing the alternator on most models and years of Taurus is very easy. It is at top right of engine and even the belt tensioner is easy to access. If you are careful and don't totally remove the belt from the lower pulleys, the entire replacement of alternator can easily be done in less than an hour.