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My ef fairmonts battery isnt charging and when i have it running the ignition lights turn off then it dies not long after

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Have you had the alternator tested yet ?

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SOURCE: battery not charging but ignition light goes out while engine running

Go to Autozone and have them test your alternator and battery,it's free and only takes a few minutes.

Posted on Sep 10, 2012

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