IF YOU REPLACE YOUR VOLTAGE REGULATOR....

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Re: IF YOU REPLACE YOUR VOLTAGE REGULATOR....

Postby artbaileyjr » Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:12 pm

flipwicked wrote:what the noise thing look like mine jus has 2 bolts holding it in. im having problems as it is and im wandering if thats missing from mine

Not all years/models have the noise suppressor. Just make sure that the voltage regulator is securely bolted down before connecting the battery or voltage regulator plug, and you'll be fine.

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Re: IF YOU REPLACE YOUR VOLTAGE REGULATOR....

Postby 5151 mm » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:30 am

Hi there!

What is the OE-number of our voltage regulator?
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Re: IF YOU REPLACE YOUR VOLTAGE REGULATOR....

Postby 5151 mm » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:18 pm

Thank you, Hizhonor!
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Re: IF YOU REPLACE YOUR VOLTAGE REGULATOR....

Postby oldschool1 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:56 pm

You electrocute your voltage regulator and it becomes a paper weight/door stop.
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Re: IF YOU REPLACE YOUR VOLTAGE REGULATOR....

Postby gadget73 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:08 pm

not really. It just does not work to regulate the voltage at all. The alternator will go full-tilt and chug out some 18 volts or so, and thats not good for the electronics in the car, the battery, or the alternator.
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Re: IF YOU REPLACE YOUR VOLTAGE REGULATOR....

Postby Compeau22 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:17 pm

Hey guys I got a 86 mark vii bill blass edition with the regular fi 5.0 I just changed the voltage regulator today an was wondering what the regulator your talking about looks like? Because I have a what think is the instrument cluster voltage regulator any info would be appreciated thx. I'll post a pic tomorrow
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Re: IF YOU REPLACE YOUR VOLTAGE REGULATOR....

Postby oldschool1 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:45 pm

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Our voltage regulators are in the same location from 1985 to 1992.
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Re: IF YOU REPLACE YOUR VOLTAGE REGULATOR....

Postby Compeau22 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:08 pm

Hell yea man it was I just bought it I'm getting an alternator in the morning hopefully all good after that thx man
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Re: IF YOU REPLACE YOUR VOLTAGE REGULATOR....

Postby Compeau22 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:06 pm

Hey I just installed the alternator but still didn't fix it I was wondering if I had to ground this myself or is it grounded on the motor or what I haven't found the fusible link either still looking
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Re: IF YOU REPLACE YOUR VOLTAGE REGULATOR....

Postby artbaileyjr » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:10 pm

Question: :?:
When you turn the key on, without the engine running, does your AMP light turn on?
If the bulb is burnt out, the voltage regulator will not enable the alternator and IT WILL NOT CHARGE.

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Re: IF YOU REPLACE YOUR VOLTAGE REGULATOR....

Postby Compeau22 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:18 pm

Yeah the bulb works
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Re: IF YOU REPLACE YOUR VOLTAGE REGULATOR....

Postby White Lincoln » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:03 pm

Hizhonor wrote:My first bit of advice is to spend the few extra dollars and purchase a Motorcraft Voltage Regulator specific to your year car.


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Voltage Regulator; 100 Amp. HD Mark VII, Town Car (ALTERNATORS)
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$26.79
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Re: IF YOU REPLACE YOUR VOLTAGE REGULATOR....

Postby Compeau22 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:38 pm

Hey guys thanks for the info. I'm a dumbass sometimes didn't have the dash plugged in cuz I'm having trouble with my gauges they only come on once an a while didn't know where to find some troubleshooting. I'm gonna change ignition switch Friday any ideas? By the way my car is running an charging great thx again
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Re: IF YOU REPLACE YOUR VOLTAGE REGULATOR....

Postby White Lincoln » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:33 pm

Compeau22 wrote: I'm gonna change ignition switch Friday any ideas? By the way my car is running an charging great thx again

CHeck the tech library. I think there is a write up on doing the ignitions switch in there.
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Re: IF YOU REPLACE YOUR VOLTAGE REGULATOR....

Postby nickyb262 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:30 pm

Just to add to this the v/r is not in the same place on the 85 models.. its in the same side just bolted to the fender wall there in front of the shock tower... p


P.s. complete pain n the ass to get the lower bolt out....
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Re: IF YOU REPLACE YOUR VOLTAGE REGULATOR....

Postby oldschool1 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:54 am

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Nicky,
I stand corrected.
Looking under the hood of my 1985 shows that my ignition coil is in the place where our 1986 - 1992 voltage regulators are.
Thanks for the knowledge.
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Re: IF YOU REPLACE YOUR VOLTAGE REGULATOR....

Postby nickyb262 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:47 am

Yea i had just swapped mine oit to try n solve my gremlins in my charging system and i came across this.. lol... thanks for the props though
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Re: IF YOU REPLACE YOUR VOLTAGE REGULATOR....

Postby oldschool1 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:34 am

You ...

... are welcome.
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Re: IF YOU REPLACE YOUR VOLTAGE REGULATOR....

Postby This_Odu » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:31 am

oldschool1 wrote:^^^^What he said.


Replaced the voltage regulator and the mechanic also said it had a new alternator on it. He said after the repair the battery was charging fine but yet I have another "no start" Any thoughts on what could be draining the battery on this model its an 89 LSC?
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Re: IF YOU REPLACE YOUR VOLTAGE REGULATOR....

Postby K MANIAC » Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:21 pm

This_Odu wrote:Replaced the voltage regulator and the mechanic also said it had a new alternator on it. He said after the repair the battery was charging fine but yet I have another "no start" Any thoughts on what could be draining the battery on this model its an 89 LSC?


Check to make sure you don't have coins or gum wrapper foil in your cigarette lighter sockets. You would be surprised how often this happens and is overlooked. :shock: :o

While you are at it, check the condition of the ignition switch. After all, you have a 1989... http://www.thelincolnmarkviiclub.org/do ... Switch.pdf
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Re: IF YOU REPLACE YOUR VOLTAGE REGULATOR....

Postby CDW6212R » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:58 am

After those normal checks, the ignition switch being first, then look to the main power and ground cables.

Any time these cars don't start(crank), always first check the battery voltage if you can. If the battery is not drained, then the cables are the most likely cause, corrosion inside the wires etc.
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Re: IF YOU REPLACE YOUR VOLTAGE REGULATOR....

Postby This_Odu » Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:27 am

Thanks
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Re: IF YOU REPLACE YOUR VOLTAGE REGULATOR....

Postby MashmyMotor » Thu May 11, 2017 3:33 pm

gadget73 wrote:not really. It just does not work to regulate the voltage at all. The alternator will go full-tilt and chug out some 18 volts or so, and thats not good for the electronics in the car, the battery, or the alternator.



I just replaced mine. With the old one I didn't know it was toast and when the car started the digidash and tripminder and lights went super bright,,,now I have no tripminder OR speedo/gas gauge and a slew of other non-working systems..Is there another fuse panel besides the one down by the drivers left foot,coz I can't see any blown fuses??





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