I need to put an alternator in my father's car next time I make it up
to North Texas to visit him so I have a couple of questions for the
Does the 92 Lincoln TC have the voltage regulator built into the
altornator or is it seperate? Is there any place that sells quality
rebuilt alternators that don't crap out after 6 months or a year?
Would I be better off spending the bucks and buying an new or rebuilt
alternator from Ford?
Thanks in advance for your input,
worth the cost. ALSO check out the battery and connections, bad batteries
are alternator killers. If he lives out of town and cant aford a mechanic
ect. it might be worth it to you to just replace the battery too.
I had to get a Discount Auto alternator for my '92 Grand Marquis at
137000 miles in April '00 because of a failure on a Sunday morning
during a road trip. Cost me $140 and lasted a little over 2 years and
35000 miles. Couldn't take advantage of Discount Auto warranty because
of out of state location.
Replaced it with a unit from AutoZone for $170. That was almost two
years and 32000 miles ago, so I can't attest to its quality, but it does
have a lifetime warranty. Nice thing about AZ is that I was able to
borrow a free tool to hold the drive pulley while busting loose the fan
clutch. It's a fairly easy job on the 4.6L engine to replace the alternator.
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