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Old 08-28-2012, 10:59 PM   #11
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I live in Rosenberg or next town past Sugar Land on the south west side.

Your battery is good right?
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:48 AM   #12
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I live in Rosenberg or next town past Sugar Land on the south west side.

Your battery is good right?
Bat is brand new.

Did a quick check last night. All the wires seam to be good! All are connected.

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Old 08-29-2012, 08:33 AM   #13
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They may be connected well but the wires may be burnt up or not even making a good connection. If you have a voltmeter measure the positive side terminal at the alternator and see if your getting voltage from the battery there. Sending you a PM
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:07 AM   #14
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Sounds like a grounding issue to me.
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thanks sleepy for all the suggestions and thanks everyone

checked all the wires today, ripped off the flexible plastic cover on almost all the lines, none seemed damaged. checked all the fuses, fuse box and wires = nothing. the new alt is grounded correctly, took the pigtail out and cleaned it. also took the bat to ford yest under warranty. they said it was good just need charging. so they charged/reset it or whatever it is they do to it and car started this morning but same problems. now the instr cluster is all crazy. radio works, ac works, horn works.

also the bat water was boiling/bubbling after starting the car for like 20 seconds. took the caps off and water rushed out sprayed in my hands and face

maybe i was delivered the wrong alt?


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Old 09-02-2012, 02:24 PM   #16
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bump? any one? :(

took the car back to the shop, theyve tested a bunch a stuff still dont know what it is. Car was left over night and batt was drained empty once again.

me needs my car running :(
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Sounds like the voltage regulator, part of alternator, is defective. Did you check voltage at the battery with the car running? Have the alternator tested, may have to remove. Do not run the car if it is causing the acid to boil. This is usually an over-voltage problem. Check the voltage on your battery. If within specs then it is being over-charged.
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Sounds like the voltage regulator, part of alternator, is defective. Did you check voltage at the battery with the car running? Have the alternator tested, may have to remove. Do not run the car if it is causing the acid to boil. This is usually an over-voltage problem. Check the voltage on your battery. If within specs then it is being over-charged.
k thanks! car is locked in the shop, i guess theyll reopen tuesday. Last time i spoke to the guy he said he would pull the alt out for test so i guess hes headed in the right direction.
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Just to let you know, in case you don't know already, if you run the car to long with an over-charging situation, it can cause the battery to explode.
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The battery won't explode. It will simply boil all the water out.

Depends on how much boiling, instant and spews acid is probably an internally shorted battery, THAT could explode. Instant means it comes out of the vents.

ALL batteries bubble a little bit in normal charging.

On these, if you are running a bad battery and continue trying to charge it up then you generally torch the alternator pretty quick, they don't like that at all. The diodes run hot and the solder points break. Or regulator fails, it's a race.
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