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1999 windstar engine knocks under load and dashboard lights acting strange, flashing on and off, fading in and out

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The first item to look into is the a;alternator and the surrounding parts.

Here's the check list

alternator turning smoothly?

belt tensioner jumpy/hopping/swing?

worn belt?

locate the knock sound....most likely from belt tensioner and belt.

Check voltage on battery. It should be between12.6-13.4V

Good luck

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