Question about Ford Cars & Trucks
The 07 ford 500 needs to be jump started then it runs fine but the charging system light still illuminating,iys got me worried cuase I see it can be very costly.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1999 Ford F150, Charging system.
Your battery may not be holding its charge. Charge the battery and take a voltage reading. Then after a few hours take another reading andsee if the voltage has dropped. If that is alright, refit the battery to the car. turn off all the electrics anddo a voltage test. If the battery is discharging then ou will have to find what componant is drawing the voltage. I normally check the boot through the rear seats first.
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
SOURCE: Alternator charging problem
well if the alternator is not putting out at least 13 volts when it running most likly its bad i would take it some place and have it checked again
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
If u disconnect the batteries for 10 minutes, it will reset, but I think I'd check for engine codes to see why the light came on, as you may have a problem.
Posted on Mar 19, 2009
YOUR BATTERY SOUND LIKE ITS DEAD. CHECK BATTERY VOLTAGE SHOULD BE 12.5 VOLTS IF NOT TAKE IT TO YOUR NEAREST AUTO ZONE OR ADVANCE AUTO.LET THEM TEST IT LOAD TEST IT.WHEN BATTERY IS CHARGED OR REPLACED.WITH ENGINE RUNNING ALTERNATOR OUT PUT VOLTAGE SHOULD BE 13.5 VOLTS TO 14.5 VOLTS.IF NOT HAVE ALTERNATOR CHECKED.IF ALL GOOD YOUR ALTERNATOR FUSE / FUSE LINK BLOWED OR YOUR ALTERNATOR WIRES IS DAMAGE.OR DRIVE BELT SLIPPING.REMEMBER TO TURN OFF RADIO BEFORE DISCONNECTING NEGATIVE.BATTERY CABLE.IF YOU DONT YOU WILL LOSE RADIO CODE.RADIO WILL NOT PLAY.
Posted on Aug 30, 2009
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if charging light is on w/ engine running,the fault could be the alternator or another component of the charging system.remove, clean and tighten battery post connections to check for alternator output,use a volt meter or multi-tester set to 50 Volts DC,w/ tester on battery terminals it should read 12 volts W/ engine off;13 to 14 volts w/engine running.if voltage increases when alternator is spinning,suspect battery
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
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