Alt light

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Asked by Sep 19, 2016 at 10:16 PM about the 1986 Ford Crown Victoria LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Alt light still on. Not charging. Replaced
alternator,starter, starter relay. What next ? When I
turn the key it turns on and runs and starter keeps
running w engine when I turn the key off .

4 Answers

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I have had this happen to me. You did not assemble something correctly with the starter solenoid/relay. I found that the one that got me was I has one of the wires attached the the starter solenoid/relay wrong. It was mounted to the wrong side of the starter solenoid/relay. When I switched the wires around it was fine

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40

If the solenoid comes loose from the frame the battery will get hot and send a surge the wrong way back to the starter. Make sure your solenoid is extra grounded because it will make your battery go bad.

5

It was the starter. The new remanufactured one was even bad. Where can I get a wiring diagram to show me which word go on what side?

5

Wires not word.

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