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2006 ford escape just notice battery light came on then off

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2006 ford escape just notice battery light came on then off for a minute then on again
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Customer: was driving today noticed battery light came on for a few minutes then off then came back on
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: only looked at the serpentine belt looked ok
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Mike V. replied 6 months ago.
Hi there,Usually this indicates the alternator has stopped charging. What I would do is take it to a parts store and have the alternator tested. It should produce at least 14.2 volts under load. This is with the headlights, blower and wipers on. If it's anything less, then it's not charging properly and should be replaced.They will test it for you at no charge. You cannot run it to long this way or the battery will drain and it will leave you stranded, but if you have one nearby it's the best testing.Please let me know what more I can do to assist you today. Also, please remember to rate my answer, Just Answer does not compensate me for my time and resources. Follow up questions are included in the price of your question. If you are using the free trial, or have a subscription a rating is still required.Thank you so much!

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