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98 ford windstar battery not charging from alternator

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Check the main alternater wire, it should have 12volt and the other socket have two small wire, one is when you on ignition they should have 12 volt another one ypu put to earth battery light come that mean alternator worn out. can you understand l mean .thank you

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SOURCE: I just replaced the battery and the alternator on

Your alternator is not putting out any power. To check the alternator, when the motor is running, check the voltage at the battery. If the voltage is not between 13.8 and 14.2 volts, the alternator is malfunctioning. Chances are that the alternator killed your last battery. Make sure that the belt is at the proper tension so that the alternator is producing the voltage neccessary to charge the battery.

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SOURCE: battery light on

You may have to run another hot wire from the back of the alternator to the battery direct.
Use 10 or 8 guage wire.

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SOURCE: 2000 ford windstar check charging system light

If it's a 3.8 it should have a 130 amp alternator. Sounds like you have a 110 amp alternator and not putting out enough amperage. Ecm thinks that since it's only getting 110 amps instead of 130 amps, something is wrong, so it's warning you that there is a problem.

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