have a 2004 ford escape 3.0l v6 2wd, i have replaced the Alternator installed a new battery, the car will only run on jumper cables or a good charged battery. I took the alternator back off had it tested and tested good. So i check the voltage with a meter and get 11.98 an declining due to no charge any help or thoughts on were to turn next

Asked by May 07, 2015 at 04:04 PM about the 2004 Ford Escape XLT

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have a 2004 ford escape 3.0l v6 2wd, i have replaced the Alternator installed a new
battery, the car will only run on jumper cables or a good charged battery. I took the
alternator back off had it tested and tested good. So i check the voltage with a meter and
get 11.98 an declining due to no charge any help or thoughts on were to turn next

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Hmm, you should be getting 14V with the engine running and a working alternator. Something isn't right. The battery should be 12.3-12.6V new. Did you check the cables? Was it a reman'd alternator, some are bad out of the box.

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Might want to check continuity of the battery+ wire that connects alternator to battery. Some have a fusible link that can electrically open up.

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Tom I had the alternator and battery both tested came back good i bought them new Bob i looked but i do not see any fusible link

46,415

If it has a fusible link it will be located "in line" as part of the wire that runs from the alternator to the battery.

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