Mechanics

BATTERY LIGHT

2002 Ford Escape

Electrical problem
2002 Ford Escape 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 109000 miles

The Battery light comes on after starting when you depress the accelerator. It is off on idling. I had the battery tested at Advnce Auto Parts and it shows 494 CCA. Starter Test was cranking normal. Charging system test show Essesive Ripple but is charging at 13.84 v, 3.2 a. Any ideas. Is the alternator going bad?
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Iskigordon@aol.com
December 29, 2009.




Hello –

Advance Auto parts should be able to tell you if your alternator was putting out steady and if bad. If they are not sure then go to Auto Zone (AZ) or O’Reilly’s (OR) and for FREE they can bring their tester out and check your battery and alternator.

If the alternator checks good then it may be your belt tensioner is not keeping proper tension as the spring may be weak.

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ImpalaSS
Dec 29, 2009.
Thanks for the advise. I took the truck to a repair shop who identified that the alternater was defective. This was replaced and all is well now.

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Iskigordon@aol.com
Jan 4, 2010.
Hello –

I am glad your vehicle is fixed. Thanks for the update

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ImpalaSS
Jan 5, 2010.
Hello –

Also, it looks like you may have some recalls on your vehicle. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on these to see if they apply to you.


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Jan 5, 2010.

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