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Battery being drained on 2000 Expedition

My dash battery light came on yesterday and the battery level was normal on the battery meter in the vehicle, and I drove it most of the day. There were times where things seemed a little sluggish, but not really bad. We drove it at night and the car died within about 2 miles. The dash lighting was really dim and the battery indicator on the dash was reading really low. We charged the battery and it started the vehicle and it began to draw down the battery especially when I turned on the headlights. Do I need a new alternator? Someone also mentioned a regulator... Any thoughts?

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  • hood323 Jan 17, 2009

    i replaced my alternator on my 2000 expedition and it still wont charge and battery light came on again what should i look for now

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You should remove your alternator and take it into an auto parts store and they can test it for you.
this alt had an internal regulator which can be replaced easy.
your auto parts store will be able to full feld your alt to bypass the regulator. this is how you test it to see if the regulator is bad.

you didnt say how many miles are on this truck .
most of these ford alt will last 120,000 or more
on the back side of the alt you will see the replaceable regulator.
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Your going to need a new alternator 100% sure thats your problem

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