STILL USING UP BATTERY?

2002 Ford Focus

Tiny

bigred6127

October, 12, 2011 AT 1:29 PM

Battery light came on steady, car died. Shop said needed alternator, replaced it belt good, tight. Battery light comes on at redlights, stop signs, at idle. Cleaned terminals. Battery is 1 year old. Drive to work, car wont start until sitting all day. New alternator didnt fix problem but cost alot. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

1 Answer

Tiny

Dan_K

October, 12, 2011 AT 1:36 PM

I would check for corrosion/high resistance on the alternator-to-battery cable. A voltage drop test would be the best way to determine this. Any reading of.2vdc or higher would indicate high resistance.

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