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1986 Ford Tempo LX Charging Light will not go off

Left work and as I head home the charging light came on. Now it will not go off at all. The Battery was replaced late summer. Could it be the alternator or voltage regulator if this car has one???
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  • laughter62 Dec 27, 2008

    Found the belt had broke that runs the alternator would that also be a cause?



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Yes, the voltage regulator is probably built in the alternator.

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It was the belt Thanks for everyones help

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