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The battery light on the dashboard is staying on after I turn car off. read to ck alternator belt but where is belt located?

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Your alterantor might be going bad. Or a loose connection at the battery. There will be a wire going from the alternator to a regulator then to the battery OR it will go straight from the alternator to the battery. Trace it backward to find the alternator.....check and make sure none of the wires are damaged, no bare wires or melted. All connections are tight and good. If they check out good, take it down to Auto Zone they will test it for free!

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Most front wheel driven japanese car's fan belts are located on the left side of the car when you are facing the hood.... all fanbelt covers are usually hard plastics.... you wont have a hard time locating it...

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