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2005 freestyle - charging system light came on and dash lights went crazy. Car would not start-headlights and dash lights would not go out.

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SOUND LIKE ALTERNATOR PROBLEMS CHECK BATTERY CABLES. MAKE SURE THEY ARE CLEAN AND TIGHT.CHECK DRIVE BELT MAKE SURE ITS NOT LOOSE OR DAMAGED.IF ALL LOOKS GOOD CHECK ALTERNATOR VOLTAGE OUT PUT AT BATTERY WITH CAR RUNNING.BATTERY VOLTAGE SHOULD BE 13.5 - 14.5 VOLTS. IF NOT ALTERNATOR IS FAULTY.

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