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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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SOURCE: battary light on , engine cut off car won't crank

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: battery light is on and car will run for only 10 minutes

check the alternator

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SOURCE: 1998 Ford Contour ABS light and one wheel partially braking

could be but not likely. sound like abs pump or abs ecu failure. to make sure check DTC's

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SOURCE: i have a 1994 ford tarus will not start not the battery

check dip stick to make sure there is oil may have locked up or maybe check connections on bat clean and tighten

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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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