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I have a ford escort zx2 5 speed. when i'm going down the road at highway speeds the volt light comes on and headlights dim. this has been happening since last fall before storing it for the winter i have no trouble starting the car, it actually started first time after sitting for 6 months. battery terminals are tight, and the battery is good.

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Likely cause :: The alternator is malfunctioning -- could be loose / dirty connections; or it could be the voltage regulator in the alternator malfunctioing; or it could be the alternator itself failing.

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