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FORD FOCUS BATTERY PROBLEM

2000 Ford Focus

Electrical problem
2000 Ford Focus 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 222456 miles

my car the battery light came on so I got a person to check it and he said it was not charging so I went and got another altanator and put it on and the light did not go out what would be the problum with it. And the lights go bright and deam. And the dash light go out and on
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Grasse1234
November 30, 2008.




TEST A: WARNING INDICATOR ON WITH ENGINE RUNNING
Remove and inspect battery junction box fuse No. 10 (10-amp). If fuse is okay, go to next step. If fuse is not okay, replace fuse. If fuse blows again, repair short to ground in Red wire. Retest system operation.
Turn ignition on. Measure voltage between negative battery terminal and generator housing. If voltage is less than .5 volt, go to next step. If voltage is greater than .5 volt, clean and tighten generator mounting and negative battery cable connection. If fault is still present, replace negative battery cable.
Measure voltage between generator terminal B+ and positive battery terminal. See Fig. 1 . If voltage is less than .5 volt, go to next step. If voltage is greater than .5 volt, clean and tighten positive battery cable connection. Retest system operation. If fault is still present, replace positive battery cable.
Measure voltage of Red wire at generator terminal B+. See Fig. 1 . If battery voltage is present, go to next step. If battery voltage is not present, repair Red wire between generator and battery junction box. See WIRING DIAGRAMS . Retest system operation.
Turn ignition off. Disconnect generator 3-pin connector. Measure voltage of Red wire at generator connector. If voltage is greater than 10 volts, go to next step. If voltage is less than 10 volts, inspect battery junction box fuse No. 10 (10-amp). If fuse is blown, replace fuse and retest system operation. If fuse is okay, repair open in Red wire between generator and battery junction box. See WIRING DIAGRAMS . Retest system operation.
Reconnect generator 3-pin connector. Connect NGS tester to DLC. Turn ignition on. Using NGS tester, retrieve and record PCM DTCs. If any DTCs are retrieved, see SELF-DIAGNOSTICS under ENGINE PERFORMANCE. If no DTCs are retrieved, replace generator. See GENERATOR under REMOVAL & INSTALLATION. Retest system operation.


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Dave H
Nov 30, 2008.


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