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The battery light keeps coming on sporadically

A used alternator was installed recently

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Whenever this warning light or any other stays on in the dash it is indicating that the systems control module (or the system sensor in the case of lights like low oil pressure, door open indicators etc.) has detected a fault, it then disables the system (this applies to ABS,TCS, TCM, SRS, TPMS and BCM faults and others) as long as the light is on. You must now have the dealer hook up a special electronic diagnostic tool and "scan" the system for the fault code that is stored for the problem(s)

Legend of Abbreviations. ABS Anti-lock brake system. TCS Traction control system, TCM Transmission control module, SRS Supplemental restraint system, BCM Body control module. TPMS Tire Pressure Monitor System

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SOURCE: battery light still coming on after battery and alternator replaced

is the battery going dead? if so then you have a short , also colud be a pully locking up not letting the belt turn properly

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SOURCE: My 95 Taurus SHO's "check

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The check battery light means that your car is running off the battery, and the charging system is not working. A good plan would be to recheck your battery cables and connections, then remove the alternator and have it checked. Most autoparts stores will do this for free. The alternator is the most likely suspect!

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SOURCE: just installed a alternator and the battery has

You have an Alternator wire or battery wire that is either grounding, has a bad spot in ti causing a short, or is simply loose.

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