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Chuck0

Chuck0 4/11/2010

1997 Ford Ranger XLT 6 Cyl 4.0L

Engine

130 Amp versus 95 Amp Alternator

What needs to be changed on a 1997 Ranger XLT W/4.0L engine if I replace the bad 95 amp with a new 130 amp one that's certified as an OE replacement?

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Bobby

Bobby 4/12/2010

you need to make sure the battery cables are rated for that amount of amperage, the cables may only be rated for say 100 amps, you'll need to make sure you do that or you can melt the current wires and risk a fire, also make sure the battery can handle that, you will probably have to put in a bigger battery to handle the amps also. Can i ask why you are going to a stronger alternator?

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