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My check charging system cam on. my gauges..Do I need a new battery?

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My check charging system cam on. My gauges will not register but I do not lose any power while driving. Do I need a new battery?
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You could have a bad battery or a bad alternator or both! Usually the light is caused by a bad alternator. If this goes too long it will cause the battery to go bad. I would first suggest removing and having the battery tested, if bad replace and see if the light goes off. If the battery is good or if the light comes back on you will need to replace the alternator. I would highly recommend only using a Ford alternator. We have seen a lot of trouble on after market alternators on these model years.

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