Most of the cars affected were manufactured in 2014 and 2015. I could be way off but hope this solved the problem. I was able to cruise off the freeway- was even able to accelerate- but turn signals, hazards, etc didn't work. Removing the axle is unecassary. When the alternator in the front, it ensures the unit stays cool via the rush of air coming in through the grill. If all seems fine, you should proceed with inspecting the alternator.
My first car was a '66 Mustang- I fell in love with Fords because of that car! These alternators are not faulty alternators, its just a faulty car made by Ford Motor Company. I looked on the internet and saw all the problems with 07 Ford Focus alternators. Battery standing charge should be no lower than 12v if charging you should read between 13 and 14 volts running, about 13 with all electricals turned on. You should pretty much be at zero on the ohm meter. The alternator charges the battery and keeps the electrical accessories of the car working while it is running.
I have found this to be common in your vehicle and it sounds like you covered everthhing else. Using your ohm meter you should have continuity from the positive battery terminal to that wire at the connector at the alternator. An alternator assists in converting mechanical energy to electrical energy that's in the form of alternating current. This was the beginning of a repetitive problem with the alternator. May 28, 2013 problem could be the positive battery bad need replacing also negative battery cable if both are old, make sure the small positive red 10 gauge wire that part of the positive battery cable is crimp have tight connection that wires run directly to starter fuse link. We also carry jump starters, car batteries, and starters for most vehicles. Aug 30, 2012 If you have a fuse it will be in the power distribution center near the battery main fuses and relays are inside.
This might include replacing the voltage regulator if it is separate from the alternator. The entire starting system and the charging system should be inspected anytime you want to change an alternator to avoid problems affecting the alternator's performance. I actually didnt even finish fixing it. The only thing the battery does is start the vehicle. So much needs to be corrected! Test the battery first with a voltmeter with the engine off--the reading should be 12 volts. All the alternator has to do is monitor the battery voltage and supply charge as needed. For whatever reason the alternator failed and the car ran off the battery.
Now the 3rd fuse link is the one I find that goes and will have you pulling out your hair over unless you know about it. I am at my wits end with this car. The serpentine belt helps convert the up down movement of the piston into circular motion which spins the magnetic spindle inside the Ford Focus alternator. The components generate and supply electricity to the battery to prevent drain out. The … re are both screws and clips holding this piece of plastic in place and one must be very careful when removing them. If this fuse is blown.
If not or nothing if that fuse link is blown. Replace the fuse and retest. While someone is watching the dash, another reaches behind the engine on the passenger side and wiggles and twists the alternator connector. It seems Ford would have developed an after market fan assist for the unit, or some device that helps regulate the temperature as a response to this issue. If the voltage reading drops below the minimum, the alternator may be faulty.
Labor rates can include an electrical diagnostic fee and the actuallabor for installation. I agree with other complaints that Ford should look into this problem. I was lucky both times that the battery wasn't ruined. That fuse ink is located I believe right on or close to the fuse panel inside the engine compartment. Take out the two retaining mount bolts at the front of the alternator and you should now have proper clearance. The hardest part is once the alternator has been disconnected from all its mechanical and electrical connections. I've driven plenty of cars where the alternator lasts 100K miles or more.
Please Ford fix these problems. Ford Focus Alternator Mine was out of warranty and I had to have the alternator replaced. I have to fight with it to get to close sometimes. This particular time, I was on the other side of houston going to a specialty grocery store for my grandmother. We left at 11:00 am to beat the afternoon traffic, and on the way home about 1:00 pm i got of 610 to go to 59 north huge freeway in houston and my radio turned off. New alternator comes with 3yr warranty.