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yup, that dreaded battery light came on again this morning :(
since i fixed the alternator last time, i've been taking it pretty easy on the car (e.g. never really taking it past 4k rpm very often)...but today, i was late for work and had a pretty "spirited" drive down the DVP...and as i'm rolling into the parking garage at work, it came on again. i'm really getting sick of this piece **** excuse for a car.
 

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Ajay....since my car is on it's 4th alternator...I sense your pain...HOWEVER, I found out something that was the final fix on my car....I'll post it tomorrow, but the "butterfly" wires/adaptors coming OFF of the alternator that fried mine...we put a new alt in Monday, back in it went later that afternoon with another blown alternator...it was the wires that were causing it.
 

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thats what i'm thinking dan...it can't be the damn alternators, something is causing them to die...

i'm gonna give it one more chance, but i'm seriously thinking my time as a cougar owner might be limited...i saw a sweet SVT Lightning last night at the dealership...and it's gonna take a LOT for me to not trade my car in after i fix it up...
 

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Like I said...but in More detail...

I went in last thurs, car smoked, died....alternator suspected.

Came in Monday, picked up car...looked...new alternator, new battery.

Drove to work, battery light came on....went back to Ford, car died

after an inspection of ALL wires (he spent 4 hrs just disconnecting all major electrical items and checking the ends....found 2 ends connected near the alt. to be fried.

Replaced today....no problems, drives better, hits better.
 

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yup, trouble with electrical problems is, that its a needle in a haystack :(
rather ironic that dom's car was riddled with alternator problems, and after i cannabalized his cougar for parts, i should share the same fate....
 
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Yeah... seeing that we gotta take it all apart might as well change something
damn y pipe
thought that wasnt coming out anytime soon

Sunday it is

Right??
 

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yeah sunday is fine with me...i don't mind taking the y-pipe off...i've memorized the bolt size and with air tools i can get it off in less than 10 minutes...its the three dreaded alternator bolts that worry me...we're gonna need that jerry-rigged pipe and ratchet setup again :)
 
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yo .. that is insane, even with my full warantee, if the alternator starts acting the car is gone, i'm still on baby miles, so fingers crossed i dont have this issue. good luck, i'l swing by on sunday,
 

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Ajay....

the connectors were CRK1144 and RDCNTC104 my suggestion would be to call Ford and ask about those ones...they were the final problem on mine. I've gone 400km since they replaced the alternator and those damaged connectors and I've had NO issues, even at a complete stop, stereo CRANKED, and every single thing on my car on...

Sorry for the late reply, I had to get the part numbers because they were not on the service record.
 
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You know whats funny
Ajay and I thought it might be the wiring for the alternator the last time

Well this proves something


As for jerry rigging... we know what to do this time
we have the secret weapon muahha ha ha ha
 
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