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1986 Ford Tempo LX charging light on

Left work and on the way home the light came on and it will not go off.
Replaced the battery in late summer. Can it be the alternator or voltage regulator if this car has one???

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It was the belt Thanks for everyones help

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Article No.
96-21-4
10/07/96
^ CHARGING - GENERATOR DISCHARGE - LOOSE OR WEAK CONTACT AT GENERATOR HARNESS CONNECTOR ^ WIRING - GENERATOR HARNESS CONNECTOR DAMAGE - LOOSE OR WEAK CONTACT FORD:
1985-90 ESCORT, TEMPO
1986 TAURUS
1986-90 CROWN VICTORIA
1987-92 THUNDERBIRD
1987-93 MUSTANG LINCOLN-MERCURY:
1985-87 LYNX
1985-90 TOPAZ
1986 SABLE
1986-90 GRAND MARQUIS, TOWN CAR
1987-92 COUGAR LIGHT TRUCK:
1985-90 BRONCO II
1985-91 AEROSTAR
1986-91 ECONOLINE
1986-92 RANGER
1986-93 BRONCO
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This TSB is being republished in its entirety to update the Service Procedure outlined in the Action.
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