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1997 ford contour battery light on & off but mostly on

My Mother has a 1997 ford contour in witch the battery light is on & off but mostly on. No other symptoms are apparent. Any suggestions?

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Sounds like a bad diode in the alternator have it check aotuzone will do this for free.

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Check alternator/drive belt, & Have battery & charging system (alternator ) checked. Make sure connections at battery are clean & tight too. If you have a multimeter, check voltage before you start & after & see what it reads & let us know.

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