How do I tell the amperage of the alternator? Thank you!

Asked by Apr 07, 2016 at 01:44 PM about the 2000 Ford Windstar SEL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Use a multimeter tester. There is a stud on rear of alternator. Touch hot wire from tester there and ground to battery. Should get 14- 14.5 volts while engine is running. If not your alternator could be going out

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