1995 Ford Taurus battery light on

Tiny
TAURUSPRISONER
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  • 1995 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
I just spent $500plus dollars for a tune up and to replace the control module. Now my battery light is on, they tested the alternator, said it tested fine, but I should replace it anyway because it will probably go out unexpectedly, in a week or a month or. And of course theres another $300plus. Do you agree, or could it be something else, possibly the battery itself. Model is gl and has 3.0 litre engine. It is now wednesday, I took the car into another shop they did a charging system test for $29.99 and determined the battery is fine but the alternator is in "overcharge condition. Max output is 254 amp" what does that mean?Is it o.K. To keep driving?Should I just pay the $300plus and have a new alternator installed?
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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 AT 4:22 PM

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Tiny
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Hello -

To better assist you is your model the GL, LS or SHO and what is the engine size in liter.
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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 AT 4:40 PM
Tiny
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I have yet to receive any kind of answer therefore my "donation" was just a waste of money. What a ripoff site this turned out to be
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Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 AT 3:08 PM
Tiny
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254 amps isnt possible, 130 is the max on Fords, also hook up a voltmeter to the battery, read the volts, should be between 13.8 and 15.0, with all accessories on, if it's constantly higher, replace the alternator, the regulator is built onto the back of it, and if you know what your doing it's fairly simple to replace the regulator part and save some money. A rebuilt should cost about 150. So the addition is the shop labor? I did not see your post or I would have helped sooner, if you want detailed instructions to install the alternator let me know, but I will need to know which engine you have 3.0 3.0 24 valve, SOHC or dual overhead cams.
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Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 AT 6:12 PM
Tiny
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Hello -

Thank you very much for the assistance merlin2021.

Taurusprisoner. It doesn't appear you answered my questions to you therefore the post doesn't return. At that point it sits until you reply.

There are many moderators waiting to assist you.
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Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 AT 8:33 PM

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