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Old 07-09-2013, 04:59 AM
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-PLS HELP, Battery light is on

Morning all, I'm needing some assistance

I bought two new batteries from local Ford Dealership two years ago...they both died over the weekend and were under warranty.

After the two new ones were replaced and a day later, the battery light is still coming on.

So I went to O'Reilly's to have them test the batteries and the alternator while it was running and they both test out ok. Bout 58amp at the batts from the alt (again while running)

The light comes on intermittantly...sometimes it stays on a for a minute or two, sometimes longer but I'm stuck as to what it could be ??

We have a big trip were taking this weekend (towing the boat to a cabin 4 hours away) and the last thing I need is to worry it wont start!

Thanks in advance
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The voltage regulator is starting to go. Its just a matter of time. Fwiw, if you buy an autozone or O'Reillys you may go through 2-3 before you get a good one.

Alternator, that is.

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The voltage regulator is starting to go. Its just a matter of time. Fwiw, if you buy an autozone or O'Reillys you may go through 2-3 before you get a good one.

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exactly what he said , heck I have replaced several ford reman ones lately , cant buy good stuff , sad but true
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exactly what he said , heck I have replaced several ford reman ones lately , cant buy good stuff , sad but true
Unless you buy a DC Power alternator. :thumbup:

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exactly what he said , heck I have replaced several ford reman ones lately , cant buy good stuff , sad but true
Hmm...so ya'll think this is the problem? And, if so...should I get one at the Ford Dealership or somewhere else?
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:56 PM
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Hmm...so ya'll think this is the problem? And, if so...should I get one at the Ford Dealership or somewhere else?
Your only going to pay slightly less for a new one at the dealer than this.

https://www.dcpowerinc.com/fit/2000~...6-185-oem.html

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the ones I have had some decent luck with is the 140 amp alternator o-reillys sells , cant remember the price right this sec , but with a couple customers with repeat alternator issues ive tried that one and haven't seen them back for that problem anyway
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...wait, I'm getting a bit confused. Is it the voltage regulator or the alternator?
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the voltage regulator is in the alternator
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It's not external as it used to be in older set ups?
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