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1991 Ford 150 - 8 cylinder , that hunts at idle , voltage meter also hunt going to low then normal. Check engine light on and also battery light comes on. Any help..............

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Take it to an auto-zone or similar parts store that will run a diagnostic scan for free and tell you what the problem is. It sounds like either the battery is weak or the alternator is not charging adequately. Either one will need to be replaced but the first thing to check is that both ends of each battery cable is clean and tight.

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