Symptoms Of A Bad Alternator

The most common symptom of a bad alternator are:

  1. 1

    The charge light (also known as the battery light) will be shining nice and bright on your instrument cluster.

  2. 2

    Whenever you turn on the headlights (night driving), they glow very dim.

  3. 3

    The car won't crank, but when someone helps you to jump start it, your Ford or Mercury vehicle easily starts.

  1. 4

    You have to constantly charge the battery or get jump starts after which the vehicle only runs for a few minutes and stalls.

Related Test Articles

You can check out the other 1.9L, 2.0L Ford articles by clicking here: Ford 1.9L, 2.0L Index Of Articles.

The following are samples of the articles you'll find in the index of articles:

  1. How To Test FORD 4 Cylinder Coil Pack Escort, Contour, Focus, Mystique, Tracer, 626 (Mazda) (at: easyautodiagnostics.com).
  2. How To Test Starter.
  3. How To Test The Crank Sensor.
  4. How To Test The Engine Compression.

Ford Vehicles:

  • Escort 1.9L, 2.0L
    • 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
  • Contour 2.0L
    • 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
  • Focus 2.0L
    • 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Mercury Vehicles:

  • Tracer 1.9L, 2.0L
    • 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
  • Mystique 2.0L
    • 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
  • Cougar 2.0L
    • 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002