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Hi .....EF fford falcon , the alt light comes on , light go dim , dash gauges go to zero , the lights buzzer goes off , and will stall the engine , if you jump start it , it may go back to normal, and start fine , or it will keep flatting the battery it seems , please hlep thanks russell

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Normally it is a power steering leak and the oil leaks onto the altenator, causing a short in the altenator.

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Sounds like the alternator needs replacing or a loose wire/cable.Check the starter and alternator wires/cables are securely fastened.Also use a multi meter to check wether your alternator is providing enough power to run the electrical system,should be producing no less than 12.8 with all lights etc switched on.

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