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How can I reset "Check Charging system" error code?

My alternator was replaced, but the error message won't go away. How can I reset the error code?

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there is a 125amp fuse on the side of the under hood fuse box make sure its still good battery will not charge if its blown out

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Do you have gauges on this car also?
If so, you may have a problem with what is called a "current shunt" resistor. This will prevent the car from recharging the battery....accordianman

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

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should be something simple like a loose ground or a hot wire touching somewhere that is causing the battery to drain down

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take the termanals off and look inside them. Use coke to clean them.

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SOURCE: replaced the battery and the alternator in 2006 ford taurus

check the alternator fuse and grounding

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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