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Bad Alternator, Again


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#1 OFFLINE   BWard

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 11:21 AM

Hello, my wife's 03 Limited Escape with the 3.0 engine blew the 2nd alternator within a month's time, the rebuilder said it had a blown rectifier, and that he thought we had a short somewhere, my question is, is there a common place that wires get chafed that anyone knows of, May save me a Lot of searching.
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BWard


Edited by BWard, 11 September 2014 - 06:31 AM.


#2 OFFLINE   robertlane

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 05:06 PM

Hello, my wife's 03 Limited Escape with the 3.0 engine blew the 2nd alternator within a month's time, the rebuilder said it had a blown rectifier, and that he thought we had a short somewhere, my question is, is there a common place that wires get chafed that anyone knows of, May save me a Lot of searching.
Thank you,
BWard

 

Where was the alternator purchased from?  Was the battery recharged FULLY before the new alternator was installed?


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#3 OFFLINE   Maulerman1960

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 07:38 AM

Weak or old battery can cause this problem.  It forces the alternator to work extra hard to keep it charged and could blow a diode.














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