2002 ford focus se 2.0 alternator charges only when it wants to... the rest time runs off battery untill it dies.. replaced battery and alternator.. had the alternator charging earlier no its not I on

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Asked by Feb 07, 2012 at 08:15 PM about the Ford Focus

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2002 ford focus se 2.0 alternator charges only when it wants to... the rest time runs off battery untill it dies.. replaced battery and alternator.. had the alternator charging earlier no its not I only run the car when the battery is fully charged since t ..."

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I figured out the problem.. silly and basic.. the negative cable on the car has 2 additional grounds off the rear portion on terminal... One goes to ground out the cps. When it would move a certain way. Or hit a bump. The car would cut out due to car runs off battery ...sometimes in would fire back up... From the cat doing that and cps having a bad connection it kept blowing regulator in alternator... You would of never new its was loose unless you grab a 10m socket and tighten that little bit of loosened wire did a lot... 5 alternator later problem solved..

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