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How can I check my alternator on my 1999 Ford Ranger. The Ranger died on the side of the road today, and all that showed was to check the battery prior for about 10 minutes.

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So if it only showed check battery for about 10 Min's that would mean that is all the battery reservoir had was 10 min.Usually battery reservoir usually lasts 30-45 Min's you might be looking at a battery now as well as alternator. Solution change both

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Well...whenever the battery light comes on in a vehicle its almost always a charging problem,i would suggest replacing the alternator and charging the battery before starting it,alternators were meant to keep a battery charged NOT charge a battery, hope this helps

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