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99 Duratec

OK, charging system wasn't working. The voltage at
the battery did not change after starting. Fusing and
wiring and whatnot were all OK. So, I pulled the
alternator. BTW, thanks for the posts about lowering
the subframe. Anyhoo, the alternator passed a test
adminstered by a big box auto store. So, I put it back
on the car. Now, I'm getting from 13.1 V to 13.4 V at
the battery after starting. Maybe I had open circuit on
some of the alternator connectors.

What voltage should I get from my alternator? I'm
getting 13.1 V to 13.4 V, but a repair book I have
says the range should be 14 V to 15 V.

Anybody got some advice on improvements to keep
water out of the engine compartment when plowing
through puddles?

WagonFreak

P.S. My lawn mower cost twice as much as my car.
 

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If I remember correctly, the guy at AZ(who used to work at a Ford dealership(yeah right)) told me it was like 14.1 - 14.4.
 

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I decided to try a new alternator. I'm getting 14.4 volts
and the car keeps running. WOOHOO! I've had multiple
cases over the years where parts stores said my alternator
was good when it wernt.
 
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