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Battery light still coming on after battery and alternator replaced

I just replaced the battery and the alternator on my 99 ford windstar with new ones. The battery light keeps coming on. I had my alternator tested and it is working properly. Any other ideas?

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    I have put 2 alternators in but battery light comes on then eventually dies

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Is the battery going dead? if so then you have a short , also colud be a pully locking up not letting the belt turn properly

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I have a 2000 ford windstar battery light comes on bought a new alternator battery was told is good too what else could be wrong?


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Start the Van, and with the engine running, take the Negative Cable off the Batttery and see what happens. This Battery Light on could be an indication that the Alternator is beginning to fail.
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Clean the battery terminals.


Check the alternator voltage.


Just start the van if you have to.


Check the voltage at the battery terminals.

It should read 13.8V to 14.2V.


If the pully tensioner is from 1999 then it's time to change it.

Check belt the cracks.


After the tensioner change and belt change then double the voltage.

It has to be 13.8V or high.

If not then change out the failing alternator,


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I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY 1999 FORD WINDSTAR


You should also check to see if there's an issue with the alternator itself. It should read 13-14V +-.2V across the terminals with the car running and the alternator cranking.. If it's below 13, then it's undercharging your battery. If it's above 14V, then it's overcharging and damaging your battery

Other causes could be from the ECU which will also trigger the light to come on as the battery light doesn't mean just the battery / alternator, but any major electrical component

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