Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: The Mighty Midwest
Battery light keeps coming on (Ford Question)
This is in my 96 Ford Taurus. I started the engine and disconnecetd the battery with the motor running and it didn't shut off, So I'm pretty sure that the alternator is O.K. When I re-connected the terminals, ( with the engine off ) I double checked the terminals making sure that they were both connected tightly and the battery was secured to the tray. When I start the car, it starts right up with no trouble at all (the battery is brand new). I checked the serpentine belt to see if it was loose and it seems to be pretty tight and undamaged. (no slop)
When the car is in operation, the light comes on and off intermitingly.
What could be causing this light to come on and what am I missing while troubleshooting?
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