Keep losing charge.

Asked by Larry Aug 13, 2016 at 09:43 AM about the 2000 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor

Question type: General

I have a 2000 ford crown vic. Just relpaced the
alternator and battery with brand new one's. But
after all this my charging system light still comes
on after i have to give it some gas. So my question
is what else could it be and i also checked all the
fuses as well.

7 Answers


There should be a fusible link between the alternator and the battery. This link is part of the wire and there may be 2 of these. Check them to see if they are good. Also there should be 12 volts positive to the alternator and it should be hot all of the time.

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The Crown Vic requires a 4G or 6G alternator.


Check the wire from alternator to battery


Changed my alternator and belt and battery car will not charge my battery can somebody help me !!!!!!

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Yes I saw you replaced them,get a multimeter and put it on the back stud it should read 13v and up just because it's new doesn't mean it's good.There is a wire that goes from the back of the alternator to the battery check it rodents tend to chew wires at times

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I changed the alternator it still shuts off after so long when I drive it starts shutting down

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Im having a issue very similar to this op's issue, I don't have a voltmeter handy but can tell by the test light being dim that i have low voltage on the #1 pin/green wire, i need to trace that wire to find the issue, anyone know where it goes ? And what was the outcome to the op's issue ?

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