Question about 2000 Ford Ranger SuperCab

1 Answer

Battery or alternator

Yesterday, the ABS and battery light flashed as I accelerated and went off when I braked or was idle. I drove 2 blocks home and parked the vehicle. Went out this morning to do a volt test (to see if it was alternator) and battery was completely dead. Could bad battery be causing the light issues or was it the alternator that allowed the battery to die?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 72 Answers

Check that the fan belt is ok and tight enough

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Battery light is on when idleing, but when i accelerate battery light goes out


Two things can make the bat light come on at idle but go off above idle.
The belt could be slipping because it is not tight, or glazed, or the alternator could be defective.
Once the engine starts, the alternator should be making enough current to "turn the light off". The light is grounded thru the alternator until it is charging, which reverses that circuit and kills the ground source for the light.
If you are sure the belt is ok, I would have the alternator bench tested, because usually if the belt is slipping it slips more at higher speeds.

Nov 08, 2015 | AC Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

The battery light and brake light are flashing simultaneously. the brakes feel fine and the car starts with no problems.


Hi Crystal,your brake master cylinder fluid may be low sitting the sensor off in there,.

Jan 05, 2013 | 2008 Suzuki Forenza

1 Answer

Battery indicator and brake light is on


The battery light indicates the cars Alternator is not charging the battery, this can be the alt that is defective or the wiring to it.

Oct 17, 2012 | 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue

1 Answer

1999 ram v6 abs and brake light on, drove a block


Sounds like your alternator died. Check wiring, fuses and replace alternator as should test bad.  $80.00 at a scrap-yard should be a general price for used.
Back-yard mechanic should install for $20.00
Good luck. 

Jun 09, 2010 | 1999 Dodge Ram

1 Answer

Yesterday when I went to work the battery and brake light were on when I got off the exit to get to work the battery and brake lights went off. Approxmitaly 12 hours later when I started the car to go home...


Try a day time running light modual,these things are notorious for messing up,and since they are supposed to work when the car is charging it seems like the logical solution.

Jan 13, 2010 | 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 4WD

1 Answer

Battery or alternator


I suggest you pull the battery and alternator then take them to a auto parts store for testing. Most major chain stores will do this for free. Another alternative is to get the car running with a jump or battery swap. After you get the car running remove the positve (red) battery cable. If the engine dies the alternator is not working. If the alternator is bad you will want to get your battery checked. The alternator going out could have damaged the battery so that it will not hold a full charge. Good Luck!

Aug 01, 2009 | 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

The ABS,Brake Light,Battery light go on and off sporadically while driving.Does this indicate an Alternator failure or a sensor/computer problem?


yes it's most likely a alternator problem,usually the internal diode bridge breaks causing all lights you mentioned to come on,if this happens at a idle open the hood and remove green connector on alt.if lights go out you've found the problem

May 25, 2009 | 2000 Subaru Outback

1 Answer

Air Bag Light, Brake Light, & ABS Light came on in the dashboard.


Check and see if your alternator is charging
Low voltage will cause those lights to come on, as the computer is shutting down.

To check your alternator you will need a volt meter... WITH the engine running you should have about 14 volts coming out. IF NOT you need to replace the Alternator!

Apr 19, 2009 | 2003 Ford Windstar

Not finding what you are looking for?
2000 Ford Ranger SuperCab Logo

243 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75117 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5474 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...