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Have a 2000 ford taurus i think it is a duratec engine.The alternator is in back have to take passenger tire off to access.Have replaced alternator twice have good battery.Bought a ford megafuse checked 30amp fuse and 10amp fuse in driver compartment.Still not charging battery.The batt light does not come with ignition key in on position.Does the bulb not working cause the no charge issue?

Mechanic's Assistant: Lots of things can cause problems with the battery. The Ford Mechanic will know what to do. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Great! What have you tried so far?

I just typed it above

Mechanic's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Ford Mechanic should know about your Ford?

Vin # ***** guess...

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Ford Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 2 years ago
roy
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good afternoon my name is ***** ***** I will assist

attached is a wiring diagram for you to view. there is a third fuse in the central junction box. did you check this fuse for power???

Roy

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
the red 10 amp fuse.
Ford Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 2 years ago

ok, and???? does it have power on both sides with the key on??? does the alt light come on at all???

Roy

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I mentioned everything i did in the first post so u don't have to ask these questions.Read my first post so we can go from there thanks!
Ford Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 2 years ago

you said nothing of the third fuse at all.I need information and I need you to answer my questions to help. If you are not willing to answer, then I cannot help you. I am trying to see if you have voltage at that wire at the alternator with the key on. it is the light green/red wire

Roy

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Im copying and paste from first post and i quote"Bought a ford megafuse checked 30amp fuse and 10amp fuse in driver compartment".
Ford Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 2 years ago

have a nice day

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
U need to retire Roy!
Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 2 years ago
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Hello. My name is ***** ***** I will be helping you today.

I can see your original question and roys valid follow up questions but what I dont see is if you have a volt meter to do any testing. If I missed it Im sorry and I will opt out. Is this an approved question? If you have a volt meter and my question is approved I will give you some testing instructions to figure it out.

To directly answer your question no.. If the charge indicator bulb is not working it will keep it from charging. If you ground the light green/red wire at the voltage regulator connection does your charging indicator light work then?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Will try that and let u know,thanks for your response Wayne i feel like I'm getting my money worth now 😊
Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 2 years ago

No problem. Let me know your results and we will move on. If you will do the required testing I can assure you we will come to a complete and accurate diagnoses. You just have to be patient with me and do what I need done.

I will be standing by awaiting your results whenever you get to it. Thanks.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No sir no bat light on assuming I do this with key from off to on position.Test light bulb was lit indicating i was grounded also.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Yo Wayne i found the culprit the pathetic so called mechanic did not verify the vin # ***** rather letter and bought wrong alt.So upon every bit of testing it kept pointing to alt.So i went behind his work went to AutoZone and discovered the culprit.So now i am installing correct part # ***** the lady is so very happy.Thanks for your time Wayne!
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