1999 Tarus alt light problem - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > USENET NewsGroups > alt.autos.ford
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-14-2005, 01:05   #1 (permalink)
denkath
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
1999 Tarus alt light problem


:confused:
Hi: I have a 1999 Tarus 3.0 L, that has an problem with the alt light
comming on only on hard acceleration. I have replaced the surpentine
belt, thinking that it might be slipping, but this did not help.
Driving normally and accelerating slowly, it does not come on. May not
be related, but, once and awhile the windshield wipers will start by
themselves! I have about 112,000 on the car. Could this be a voltage
regulator problem? Worn bearings? Need to replace altinator or battery?
Any suggestions will be appreciated! Want to get this fixed before it
leaves me stranded! Thanks denkath


--
denkath
------------------------------------------------------------------------
denkath's Profile: http://www.usenetcars.com/member.php?userid=2011
View this thread: http://www.usenetcars.com/showthread.php?t=245956

  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-14-2005, 01:05   #2 (permalink)
nospam.clare.nce@sny.der.on.ca
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 1999 Tarus alt light problem

On Mon, 6 Jun 2005 13:22:31 -0500, denkath
<denkath.1q801a@no-mx.forums.yourdomain.com.au> wrote:

>
>:confused:
>Hi: I have a 1999 Tarus 3.0 L, that has an problem with the alt light
>comming on only on hard acceleration. I have replaced the surpentine
>belt, thinking that it might be slipping, but this did not help.
>Driving normally and accelerating slowly, it does not come on. May not
>be related, but, once and awhile the windshield wipers will start by
>themselves! I have about 112,000 on the car. Could this be a voltage
>regulator problem? Worn bearings? Need to replace altinator or battery?
>Any suggestions will be appreciated! Want to get this fixed before it
>leaves me stranded! Thanks denkath



Your brushes are most likely worn out, for starters.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2005, 01:05   #3 (permalink)
Wendy & John
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 1999 Tarus alt light problem

denkath wrote: 1999 Tarus 3.0 L,

The alt light comes on only on hard acceleration.
________________________________________________

Could be worn alternator brushes. You can buy brushes
at auto parts stores about $15-$25, open the alternator
and replace them. While the alternator is open,clean
any corrosion or contamination on the slip-rings using fine
emery/sandpaper & alcohol.

Sometimes dirty slip-rings can be cleaned without opening
the alternator by sticking a pencil eraser into the back to
clean the brush tracks while turning the pulley by hand.

Good Luck.

Wendy & John.
_______________________________________________


  Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2005, 01:06   #4 (permalink)
denkath
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 1999 Tarus alt light problem


Wendy & John Wrote:
> denkath wrote: 1999 Tarus 3.0 L,
>
> The alt light comes on only on hard acceleration.
> ________________________________________________
>
> Could be worn alternator brushes. You can buy brushes
> at auto parts stores about $15-$25, open the alternator
> and replace them. While the alternator is open,clean
> any corrosion or contamination on the slip-rings using fine
> emery/sandpaper & alcohol.
>
> Sometimes dirty slip-rings can be cleaned without opening
> the alternator by sticking a pencil eraser into the back to
> clean the brush tracks while turning the pulley by hand.
>
> Good Luck.
>
> Wendy & John.
>
> ______________________________________________

_Thanks: I never thought about the brushes! I will give this a try.
denkath


--
denkath
------------------------------------------------------------------------
denkath's Profile: http://www.usenetcars.com/member.php?userid=2011
View this thread: http://www.usenetcars.com/showthread.php?t=245956

  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > USENET NewsGroups > alt.autos.ford



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 19:25.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.