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My 2006 ford 500 is overcharging on the voltage regulator

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My 2006 ford 500 is overcharging on the voltage regulator and the battery wires are hot to touch. Could it be regulator.or alternator? Help please.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car Electronics
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 1 year ago.


sorry for the delay............
Greetings...... “Hi, I’m Don (aka MOLurch) and I look forward to helping you!”
This can be the Alternator or the "PCM"
The PCM controls the Charging & if the Alternator does not shut off via the PCM, then it can cause overcharging
A shorted cell in the Battery can also cause the same issue, where the PCM does not shut off the Alternator, because it thinks it needs to continue charging
You need to have the Battery "Load Tested" first, then have the Charging System tested to pinpoint the component
Use of Dealer or equal Scan Tool is needed to test
Some Auto Parts Stores can do this for Free

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