why isnt my alternator charging my battery?

Asked by Nov 08, 2015 at 01:15 PM about the 1994 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

was jumping my car someone hooked up the jumper cables wrong. smelled
burning. replaced alternator and battery. car now starts but the alternator is
not charging battery. Can any one help? Sherry 651-210-6176

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Change alternator

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Possibly the fusible link (alternator to battery wire) is open.........http://troubleshootmyvehicle.com/ford/4.6L-5.4L/how-to- test-the-alternator-1

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