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Battery light ford 2003 escape battery died short in main ig.

Battery light came on while driving, no other indication. checked battery voltage while running kept dropping to 6 volts. Turned ignition off, battery voltage returned to 12 volts. removed ignition main fuse measured a 42 ohm short to ground, suspect defective alternator.

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Yes , repair the alternator

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