1985-1990 ESCORT, TEMPO 1986 TAURUS 1986-1990 CROWN VICTORIA 1987-1992 THUNDERBIRD 1987-1993 MUSTANG
1985-1987 LYNX 1985-1990 TOPAZ 1986 SABLE 1986-1990 GRAND MARQUIS, TOWN CAR 1987-1992 COUGAR
1985-1990 BRONCO II 1985-1991 AEROSTAR 1986-1991 ECONOLINE 1986-1992 RANGER 1986-1993 BRONCO 1986-1994 F-150-350 SERIES
This TSB is being republished in its entirety to update the Service Procedure outlined in the Action.
When a generator fails, there are a few failure modes that may cause heat to be produced at the wiring harness-to-generator connector. This excess heat may damage the female terminals on the wiring harness, resulting in increased resistance. The increased resistance produces more heat. When the generator is replaced, the resistance produced by a damaged connector may damage the new generator and could result in a repeat repair, including installation of another generator. High resistance (caused by a damaged connector) will not go away until the damaged connector is replaced.
Visually inspect the harness-to-generator connector for damage (heat, corrosion, distortion and cracking) before installing a new generator. Install the Generator Wiring Harness Connector Kit (E5AZ-14305-AA) if the harness-to-generator connector is damaged.
The Generator Wiring Harness Connector Kit (E5AZ-14305-AA) contains the following: