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When im driving my car sometimes the battery light flashes on and off un consistantley, when it comes on my voltage is still 14.0v or 13.9 and it still comes on and off.it stays on when i put the pedal to the floor..what could this be..please help..thanks andrew

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Your voltage is too high. I'd make sure all wires are in the right place and maybe replace the alternator.

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