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Battery light came on in my 98 4 runner and went back off , drove it for a few days with it flashing on and off and different times will driving, now the light is on all the time, I tightened the belt becasue of a squealing noise , noise went away but the and the light went off but is now back on again ?

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Hi and welcome to FixYa!
The alternator may be near it's break point. The battery light lits up as a warning. Prepare for replacement soon.

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Posted on Mar 22, 2011

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Replace the belt and see if that puts out the light. Sounds like belt is stretched enough that it's sliding through pulley when under load.

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

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