Having problems with your 1997 Lincoln Continental ?

97 lincoln continental, why have I had to replace alternator every year and a half or so?

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 20-11-2017

Answers :

First, protect yourself by buying an Alternator with a longer guarantee so it only involves the labor cost to change it. Make sure the Alternator is rated for the same or more power than the original as many Alternator cases are the same and interchangeable.

Second, you need to have the Electrical system checked and this time, the test needs to be done with every switch turned on. A detailed time-consuming check of your system a second way, with an Ohmmeter will show if any circuit is grounding.

Next, have your battery bench checked and buy the best replacement. If the battery is bad, the Alternator will burn out trying to make the battery recover from a deep discharge, time after time. The newer Alternators are not like the old timers. The new alternators work best in providing a light to moderate recharge over and over
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I have not heard of a problem in your age of car like what I am about to mention, but I know in 2004 the "Battery Saver" feature or "antitheft" feature in Ford products could cause the charging "circuit" to be disconnected when the battery voltage fell below a certain point. This could happen at 70MPH or at idle. Even after jump starting or using a battery charger the system can automatically disconnect itself after initially working for 5 minutes. Once it senses low voltage, the system disconnects. It is a remote possiblity to check out.

Driving or lack of driving style. If you car sits for weeks at a time, you may need a trickle charger installed to plug into your garage or house so the battery does not run down.

I hope my solution is helpful.
Buy a decent bosch exchange unit and this will last forever
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