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Miller doxies

Miller ... 10/7/2010

2000 Mercury Cougar V6 6 Cyl 2.5L

Engine

What will make a new alternator go bad 3 times in a row. Could it possibly be putting the pulley on the alternator

considering regulator is in that alternator unlike most Fords? or wiring short and where? No burnt wires have been found. Can anyone help? Thanks

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Bill

Bill 10/7/2010

Give more info. How often replaced. New or rebuilt alternator. I had one go out because of coolant / antifreeze slowly dripping onto. There may be other causes like dead shorts. Regulator problems, etc.

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Miller doxies

Miller doxies 10/8/2010

Don't believe it is dead shorts. Has been replaced 3 times. All new alternators without pulley. Going to get a new alternator with a new pulley. Was told the pulley is a big deal. Hopefully that works.

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b_ballboy_2013

b_ballboy_2013 1/3/2013

i have the same problem dose your headlights flash??? by any chance??????

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b_ballboy_2013

CVO 1/3/2013

If the headlights flash, replace it with a new alternator.

wpsolka

wpsolka 1/6/2013

Make sure you fully recharge your batter--auto part store will do for free. Then new alternator will not go bad.

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