Question about 2005 Ford Escape
New alternator, battery light comes on , lights get very dim, then get very bright
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2000 Ford Escape - Battery light
yup..it is the alternator. you don't normally repair alternators there right? it could be a diode problem or a regulator problem.
if you know how to replace the diode assembly in your alternator then you can try and also the IC regulator also could be the bad part.
you may want to check the simplest thing....the belt. if you have loose alternator belt then it could just be that one.( least of all cost )
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Posted on Sep 23, 2008
Check your battery connections for clean, tight connections and no deposits between the battery terminals and the connectors. Check the main charging wire from the alternator to the power distribution terminal. Also, have the battery properly load tested and checked for sulfation damaged cells. It sounds like your alternator is overworking itself. The normal charging voltage is 13.8-14.2VDC at idle. If it is high, I'd check the above items listed before buying another alternator.
Posted on Aug 12, 2009
The battery light indicates insufficient voltage. I would recheck all the battery connections to be sure they are clean and tight. I would also have the alternator output tested, since the light will come on if the alternator is not providing sufficient voltage to keep the battery charged. Take the vehicle to an autoparts store and they will test the battery condition and alternator output for free. Sorry for your trouble and I hope this helped, Best wishes.
Posted on Sep 26, 2009
SOURCE: Battery won't hold charge
My 2002 Ford Escape had a similar issue later in 2006. My alternator died and I needed replacement. After replacing, the light would come on and off at times. When everything running (i.e. radio, air conditioner, driving lights) and tocuh electric windows up the power would lower and sometimes battery light on dashboard would come up. Original mechanic could find out what was going on and I lived for 2-3 years with it.
This past August 2009 after a long trip (i.e. 8 hours or so) my battery died. Brought to a auto parts place and they determined it was the baterry and the alternator. Since I was back on my home town I went to a good friend that is a mechanic and he fixed it for real.
He had a similar issue with three different Escapes coming back with alternator or baterry or both death. He found out that Ford has an official report for Escapes that when this happens the electric fan behind the radiator are short circuiting, affect direclty the baterry and alternator killing them, and needs replacement.
Try this and may work for you.
Posted on Sep 29, 2009
SOURCE: battery light on
The smell is from the field windings in the alternator getting to hot .It sounds like your alternator is getting ready to go out on you .Please have it checked soon or the car could leave you stranded on the road.
Posted on Jun 15, 2010
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