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Old 08-16-2012, 08:50   #1 (permalink)
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Will an aftermarket alternator NOT WORK or have issues with providing sufficient charging in a 2003 Taurus 3.0?

Is there ANY WRITE UP ABOUT THIS?
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:56   #2 (permalink)
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Correct replacement alternator for car shouldn't give any problems .
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R.S...soo...to clarify...(don't know if you have Ford repair exp. and or knowledge) A good, correct for year make and model AFTERMARKET ALTERNATOR will work.

Dealer told my customer Ford had a notice out about 2003 Taurus being "incompatable" with aftermarket alternators...

Anyone with FORD exp. know if there is a bulletin?
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When some others log in they may have more info on this than I do and no doubt will post a reply if there is an issue .

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Re: 2003Taurus

AutoZone offers an alternator from someone other than Ford an alternator with a limited lifetime warranty for about $190. Don't know what's limited, but you can always ask.
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Old 08-16-2012, 18:48   #6 (permalink)
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If you'll go to RockAuto Auto Parts they have Remanufactured alternators starting at $105 and New starting at $179. The alternators listed for your 03 Taurus 3.0L are all compatible replacement alternators for your vehicle.

You can also get 5% off your total order. More details here
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