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1996 lincoln continental cant stay running no power

\015 The cars altenator was replaced and battery a day from eachother but when i charge the battery the car starts no problem but let it run and it says check drive control then it says cheack charging systems then dash lights go out then battery dies again. so what the heck is wrong it has a new altenator it has a new battery both have been tested i even re spliced the + and - wires for a better battery post connection and i am still not able to keep the battery charged no lights stay on or anything. Also i dont thing the check driving control has nothin to do with it i think thats from me bypassing air shocks in back with spring shocks.\015\012\015\012\015\012Also it seem that i am missing sumthing next to my wiper cleaner cap. there is a 4 prong plug and a little tube with a nut connector on the end of it and a metal bracket with 2 holes in it. to see where im talking about open ur hood and take the huge plastic shield off that covers the front of the engin and stuff and look next to the wiper fluid cap in passenger side front corner of the car directly behind the head light i dont know what it is but i see sumthing there in pictures i find online just have no idea what it is and would love to know.\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 10-12-2018

Answers :

Im assuming that would be your voltage regulator and wen that is missing your battery will not charge, it can also cause problems elswhere in the vehicle ny not delivering the right voltage, which could be why the drive control light keeps comin on
Inspect for loose alternator belt,belt tenstioner.
\015\012Loose the belt and check for free play and smooth turning on alternator.
\015\012Clean and tighten battery connectors.
\015\012Check DC voltage at idle,it should be between 13.8V to 14.2V.
\015\012For the last test,you may need a helper.
\015\012Flip the DVM meter to AC scale to 1V AC resolution to check for damage diodes that can cause AC ripple voltage.
\015\012The reading should be under 0.1V AC at 1500-3000 rpm
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