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New alternator(1.5 weeks old), new battery. replaced old battery (less than 1 ear old & showing "good" after charging back up at Vendor). battery light still remaining on after cranking. am afraid whatever is wrong will drain this new battery, too. By the way it is an 03 Ford Escape, not a Jeep; my bad.

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It sounds like a 'grounding' problem. Check the main battery ground on the engine block and the fire wall bonding strap. This is very important for the alternator voltage reference.

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