Ford Falcon 1995 Automatic Transmission

Old 09-15-08, 06:11 PM
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Ford Falcon 1995 Automatic Transmission

Hi All,
now have a few problems with the ford falcon that i would like to get assistance on. Now i replaced the battery of and drove like 50miles but the battery light in the dash board was still on. as a general check i assumed it was not charging and went to check the battery leads and the alternator. the battery leads were ok but the alternator was covered with oil. Does this mean that my alternator is messed or there might be a major problem. Now i also noticed the the Top cylinder gasket is messed up and the oil samp gasket is also messed. this can be sorted easily but the electrical problem is a little puzzling for me. kindly assist.
I'm Currently on the verge of removing the alternator to try and see if there is any further damage.
Old 09-17-08, 06:07 PM
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OK, first off... what year is your vehicle? IS it a 1995? I was unaware the Falcon was made in the year, even in Australia. The easiest thing for you to do is get a voltmeter and check the output of your alternator. Put the red lead on the back of the alternator on the red wire and the black lead on the negative post of the battery. You should have at least 13.5 volts doing this. IF you only have around 12 volts then your voltage regularor ( or alternator, if it is built in) is bad.
Hope this helps ya,
Old 09-17-08, 07:34 PM
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oil tends to have a detrimental effect on the varnish that insulates the windings in your alternator. clean it off and check voltage out put at the terminal on the alternator.

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