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I have a 2000 Ford explorer. I just replaced my battery cause it showed no charge. My tech. at a auto store told me that my voltage regulator was bad but my starter is ok. Is my voltage regulator built into the alternator or separate. My old battery would raise my power windows but it does now with a new battery. I need to asap so that I can fix this asap. Thanks

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The voltage regulator on most of these are built inside of your alternator.

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