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I just had my 92 mazda protege thru aircare and now the charging system warning light has come on. Do I have an alternator problem or did they just run the battery down when doing the emmission testing?

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Any car should easily recharge the battery after 20 minutes of driving. If your light stays on you could have a bad battery or alternator or both. Most part supply stores can check your system for free. One or the other being bad will wreck the other after just a few days, so I wouldn't wait to find out for sure.

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