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Travis ... 2/1/2013
1991 Mercury Sable LS 6 Cyl 3.0L - Engine
I just installed a new Alternator and it wont charge the battery. What should I look for?
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  • Jimm
    Jimm 2/1/2013
    Double-check the alternator wiring, the connections. Next, check the battery terminal connections - plus make sure the negative cable connection - opposite the battery is clean and tight. Then check the drive belt and belt tensioner - make sure the tensioner is not faulty / has proper tension on the belt.
  • HouseCallAuto
    HouseCallAuto 2/1/2013
    Check and confirm if there is no battery voltage at the heavy wire that attaches to the rear of the alternator. If no battery voltage there then there is a burnt open fusible link. The fuse links are located near the starter relay on the driver side inner fender.
    Travis.Young10 2/2/2013
    Thank You for the advice.One more question, what do the fuse links look like, and are they contained in anything?
    Travis.Young10 2/3/2013
    Thank You so much for the photos, I really appreciate your help. I'll take a long look today for the links, i believe there are 3 in the circuit.
    Travis.Young10 2/4/2013
    Hi there, I was wondering if you could help me locate the Starter Relay, It's not where the diagram i have shows, near the driver's side fender. Also, I have a starter solenoid, does that mean i don't have a starter relay?

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