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Ck charging system light and battery indicator light came on twice and stayed a few minutes on 06 taurus

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Check for damaged or corroded wires on alternator. Also check connection to alternator, take off and clean. Alternator may be on it's way out. You might want to get it tested at garage or replace if problem persists.

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Alternator is going bad or battery and, check ,clean your battery terminals

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