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    Low voltage and amp under load on alternator.

    Will take a good look at it tomorrow when I change over to a new belt. Thanks for your input.
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    Low voltage and amp under load on alternator.

    Come to think about it now, I think that the suspension air bag compressor that is fused with a 60 amp fuse that kept coming back on while going down the road every 5 or ten minutes caused the first alternator to blow because of the excessive heat to the alternator caused by the compressor...
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    Low voltage and amp under load on alternator.

    It is an automatic belt tension with lots of spring tension. It has an indicator on the tensioner that tell you when the belt stretches and time for replacement if the indicator is in a certain area of the tensioner. My old belt still show that the belt has not stretched enough to warrant a new...
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    Low voltage and amp under load on alternator.

    By the way the Lincoln does have a message center. It never once showed that the alternator voltage or alternator was not working. I also posted a reply to all of you but it up the line a few replies under kev2. comment. Forgot how this system works, Been gone a while.
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    Low voltage and amp under load on alternator.

    Not your bad Kev2, Ijust did not explain the situation all the way the first time. The charging bulb is working fine. Show up on ignition test and goes away when engine is started. Junkyard alternator was number one, replaced with another one from junkyard that absolutely was no good. Gave up...
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    Low voltage and amp under load on alternator.

    You are right nickb2, the car is not worth it. But trying to get it safely back on the road for another year till my son can afford a payment on another good car. I just got alternator problems with charging. Tried a junkyard alternator and it lasted about a day. Bought an ebay one and it...
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    Low voltage and amp under load on alternator.

    That is what I am going to do is go with a "conventional" spring kit. Just trying to keep this car on the road for another year or so for By that time it will have over 300,000 miles and pretty rusted. Time for new car afte that.
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    Low voltage and amp under load on alternator.

    It looks like mine is not pcm controlled according to your 2002 schematic which is what mine is. I don't have the 2003 wiring setup. I am replacing the rear air bags with springs this week because the right air bag had a big leak in it and the compressor for the air bags keep going on and off...
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    Low voltage and amp under load on alternator.

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Lincoln MODEL Continental YEAR: 2002 MILES: 275000 ENGINE: 4-8 DESCRIBE ISSUE....Replaced alternator on Lincoln. Have proven good battery, grounds were check out and are good, connections are good and cleaned. Everything check good except...
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    Front end rattle /knock over bumps

    Very inspiring movie nickb2. Brought back memories of my dad. Dad was a coal miner in Kentucky. I was a coal miner son. One of ten children. We moved to Ohio to Reading Ohio. We were the poorest family in Reading Ohio. Often got made fun of like dolly Parton's song, coat of many colors. When...
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    Front end rattle /knock over bumps

    I was not offended in any way nickb2. I thought it was funny and also a joke. I played along and having a little fun with it. I never at any time thought it was an attack on me. Think noting of it my Canadian friend. People that really know me, knows that I am a man of of humor and also joke...
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    Front end rattle /knock over bumps

    Well humidity was down a little today and I got both strut assembly's installed . Took it for a ride and not a knock or rattle over any bump and rides like a 2003 Chrysler town and Country should ride. Just like I got it years ago. Just needs a slight alignment, but I can take care of that...
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    Front end rattle /knock over bumps

    I am hoping that is the problem. Got my new strut assembly in one day from Rock Auto. I put one in place yesterday and It is so humid and I was wringing wet and decided to finish it up sometime today. I have plenty of time with two other cars. That is one funny adventure that you went to...
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    Front end rattle /knock over bumps

    I think I have found the noise that is in my 2003 Town Country. It was getting worse so I decided to put in back on the lift and not take it off till I found the problem. I thought it might be in the strut assembly, so I took it all apart and finally saw that the top strut support hole was...
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    Front end rattle /knock over bumps

    Thanks nickb2. If I get around to it later on this summer, I will take the transmission out and put a new trans seal in it. It is just a small leak now and I will keep an eye on it. No burning of the clutches yet or nothing like that at all. If I get around to it I will also put a rear main...
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