1995 Ford Windstar, 3.8L, 155K miles. Alternator light stays on, but battery load test voltage and alternator output voltage are good. Why? Situation: changed accessory belt last week; the next day noticed alternator light coming on frequently, especially during acceleration. Day after that, nothing happened when I tried to start car - no starter noise, not even a solenoid click - but lights and all accessories worked. I took out battery and hooked it to charger for a day, then re-installed, but still no starting action. So, I pulled out the starter and got it bench-tested - it worked just fine. And, when I re-installed it, the car started right up just like normal - but the alternator light remained on and has been on constantly. Car off: voltage - 12.3; car running voltage at battery - 14.2. Please help me identify what's wrong.
have the same problem?
Saturday, December 9th, 2006 AT 10:24 PM