Mechanics

BATERY LIGHT AND CHARGING ISSUE

Ford F-150

Hi, I have a 1998 Taurus w/115000 miles. The battery light flickers on and off, when its on I dont have any charging, the light get dimmer, the blower fan slows down, but when the light turns off, seemingly at random, the lights brighten, and the fan speeds up. I checked the connections at the alternator and batery posts, nothing there is loose. Is there somewhere else I should be checking for loose wires, or might this be an internal problem at the alternator or some other part rewuiring replacement? Thanks, TimtheTrucker
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Timthetrucker
November 1, 2006.



Sounds like the alternator or charging problem. Check that the battery is good and can hold a charge. If it is ok, then probally the alternator is going bad.

Tiny
Acer
Nov 3, 2006.
I have a 91 Buick Park Ave that does the same thing. I replaced the battery and the alternator with no luck. Did you find anything else out about it?

Tiny
Kimmie6604
Nov 16, 2006.
I would say the original issue is an alternator problem and it sounds like a short in the alt.

The buick man did you buy the alt from parts store and have you had it checked to see if the alt is working. I don't care that you think it is new but I would wager it is rebuilt and they aren't always done right. Eliminate that, it is easy.

Bruce Hunt
Nov 16, 2006.