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Car battery/electric problems

I have a 1991 ford ranger, 4 cyl, and the battery light and check engine light just came on today before work. when i got back to my car the car started and on the way home the lights inside and headlights became dim and completely shut off. After that happened the engine started to almost fail. I have a 5 speed and I had to keep really high rpms and play with the clutch to make it home. any ideas?

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  • Matt16 Jun 22, 2008

    Thanks for the help, i thought it might be a combination of the two. Just looking for some other feedback.

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Your Alternator has gone out. Charge the battery and crank it up if it is already dead. Unhook the battery while it is running. If it cuts off, then the alternator is bad. You can also put a meter on the alternator and see if it is putting out 12 to 13 volts. I do not remember if the voltage regulator is in the alternator or not. If it is not in the alternator, then it is the only thing bad. Either way it is the voltage regulator inside the alternator out outside of it.

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    Could you please rate this for me.

    The battery is fine. If the battery was bad it would not have kept the lights on. Good thing it was a stick. An aotomatic would not have done so good.

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It probably your alternator You will need a new one. Your battery may be salvageable, depends on how many times that bad alternator drained it. Have it tested at Autozone or Sears.

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