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Battery light comes on and goes off

In my 98 lincoln towncar battery light comes on at random times and goes off garage says altrnator is fine the light comes on at all different times

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  • townc Mar 26, 2009

    battery light comes on and off, alt was replaced connectors were replaced. battery always starts car

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CHECK ALL WIRES THAT GO TO ALTERNATOR.CHECK BATTERY BY TESTER( LOAD).CHECK WIRES FROM IGNITION SWITCH (YELOW) WITCH GO TO ALTERNATOR.AND CHECK GREEN RED WIRE WHITCH GO TO ALTERNATOR WITH IGNITION ON. IT SHOUD BE 12V AND WITH ENGINE RUNNING IT SHOUD SHOWS NOTHING.IF EVERY THINK OK - REPLACED ALTERNATOR.WITH EVERY THING OK VOLTAGE SUPOUS TO BE 13.8 - 14.5 V

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I had the same problem and they said alternator and battery were fine. I replaced the battery and the problem was still there. Replaced the alternator and it has worked fine for the past month and a half. If the shop took the alternator out and tested it then replace the battery but I am guessing that they just hooked the battery up to a tester and it said the alternator was charging the battery fine but it really is not. The problem is the alternator. Replacement is really easy about 5 bolts and the belt has to be taken off. Only problem is the alternator for a 98 lincoln town car is expensive! Let me know if you have any more questions or want more explanation on how to replace alternator.

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