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I have 1998 ford tarus battery light hept coming on finally my car cut of while driving what could be my problem

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Almost for sure your alternator has made it's last watt.
If you can jump start it or put a battery charger on it & git it started again you can test voltage across the battery. with car running you should have about 14V if 12.5V or less you need a new alternator.

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Battery is dead, most likely. Autozone has free battery testing and other free diagnostic tests available.

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sounds like it's your alternator, your alternator charges your battery and runs car once it is started. if you have a bad alternator your battery light will come on, and shortly after your vehicle will die, unable to restart without a jump. I would take your battery to autozone or an auto shop to have your battery and alternator tested.

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SOURCE: 95 Ford Crown Victoria. Battery light came on.

wirring you have a short some where major like in the fuse box distrabution block or you alternater wire is lose you need to check all wire for lose plugs or shorted wire

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