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Have a 2003 f-150 4×4 Just got a battery but the battery

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Have a 2003 f-150 4×4
Just got a battery but the battery light is still on. an a day later the pick up was not charging is it because the alternater need to be change?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  kalamykid replied 1 month ago.

The battery light does not come on if you have a bad battery, it only comes on if the alternator is not charging 13.5- 14.5 volts. So yes the alternator needs to be checked and if it is not charging correctly, it needs to be replaced.