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battery symbol light

on the instrument panel is coming on sometimes .Owners manual says it means it is not charging properly. Anyone ever have this problem ? Should I be prepared to buy an alternator or could it just be a loose battery cable ?

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99% of the time it your alternator going up, but you definatly should go through and make sure everythings tight, especially the batt. cables and the alternator connections.

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Do it ASAP so you don't have to spend cash on an alternator and then an FICM. Have your bateries Load tested too.
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I just had my dealer test my batteries and alternator at the same time. I ended up having 2 failed batteries.

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I'm gonna guess its an alternator. Pull it and have it checked i'll bet its failing...

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I'll get it tested. thanks for all the info..

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