Is it the Alternator

Asked by Feb 04, 2015 at 07:41 PM about the 2000 Ford Mustang

Question type: General

just put in a new battery, and had to replace my alternator back in april of last year. For some reason a fuse keeps getting blown and then a minute later starts to drain the battery till it dies, or i replace the fuse. Is it a bad Alternator?

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I,myself wouldn't think so, start the car,and then disconnect the NEG. battery cable,if it still runs, then the ALT. is putting out enough volts.I'm inclined to think it's a direct short, that is blowing the fuses, and draining your battery, it sounds like a wire is cracked or split, and grounding out somewhere???? But it's hard to say where?? you will have to look at all the wiring.....hope this helps

thank u for the help, I think I found the problem, it might be the coil pack? idk tho. not really a mechanic lol

2,255

No need to thank me, you did it yourself!!!! It is nice to here though, But that's what it is all about, helping others, makes you feel good. And i'm no mechanic ether, just always tried to fix things myself, and learning from others, instead of going to the dealership.....hope this helps

yea I hear ya on going to the dealership lol, im just waiting for this cold weather to go away so I can get out there and work on my stang

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