Ford

Have Ford questions? Ask a mechanic for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

09 Escape 3.0 engine. The battery light comes on I tested…

09 Escape 3.0 engine. The...
09 Escape 3.0 engine. The battery light comes on I tested the charging system and all came up good except I noticed that when I reved up the engine, the voltage went up to 16.54v. At an idle with lights, fan, wipers on it still has 14.25 battery volts. Regulator???? Is the regulator part of the alternator or part of the ECM on this vehicle? The tester I have tells me diodes are good etc. It did not pick up the over voltage as at the time the batt light was not on and the high voltage was just a flash and back down again and then the batt light came on
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Ford Question
Answered in 2 minutes by:
9/19/2017
Mastertechuk
Mastertechuk, Auto Mechanic
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 3,113
Experience: Master tech
Verified

Hi im kevin is battery light on all the time of only when the 16 vokts is present ?

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
The battery light was not on when I drove it into the shop or when I did my initial test. When I restarted the vehicle to confirm that I did see 16+ volts the light came on and was on when the voltage was that high. The high voltage seems to be a spike and then comes down but still seems high (14.5-14.7) even at an idle and yes the light was on at that time. I apologize for the delay. I have terrible internet today

No problem .the regulator is part of the alternator and is the most likely cause .the voltage is way too high

Mastertechuk
Mastertechuk, Auto Mechanic
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 3,113
Experience: Master tech
Verified
Mastertechuk and 87 other Ford Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a ford mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Mastertechuk Your Own Question
Mastertechuk
Mastertechuk
Mastertechuk, Auto Mechanic
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 3,113
3,113 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Master tech

Mastertechuk is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

AlvinC answered a question about my Ford truck that only someone with an in-depth knowledge of his subject would have known what was going on.

Rich DUSA

Because of your expertise, you armed me with enough ammunition to win the battle with the dealer. They are installing a fuel filter and fuel pump at no charge to me.

MollyUSA

I needed help with my car on Saturday morning....got a response in 5 minutes, and it was the perfect solution. Thanks again to your service.

Jason V.Kirkland, WA

I do know, after going though this with JustAnswer, that I can somewhat trust my mechanic but I will always contact you prior to going there.

BRNew Jersey

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ron

Ron

ASE Certified Technician

25,182 satisfied customers

23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs

Chris (aka- Moose)

Chris (aka- Moose)

Technician

29,223 satisfied customers

16 years experience

John Mc

John Mc

Ford Technician

5,495 satisfied customers

19 years Ford Lincoln Mercury experience

Chuck

Chuck

ASE Certified Technician

1,685 satisfied customers

33 Years Experience,Ford Senior Master,ASE Master,L1 Advanced Engine Performance

Cam

Cam

Journeyman Automotive Technician

10 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years Automotive experience.

Mike V.

Mike V.

Auto Service Technician

1,591 satisfied customers

25 years experience on all makes and models, Licensed NYS Inspector.

Richard

Richard

ASE Certified Technician

1,524 satisfied customers

12 years at a Ford Lincoln/Mercury and Jaguar dealer as a technician and shop foreman.

< Previous | Next >

Related Ford Questions
I've got a 2005 Escape with the V/6. In March we replaced
I've got a 2005 Escape with the V/6. In March we replaced the battery, alternator, and serpentine belt. Everything was fine until the end April, then the battery light would come on when the vehicle w… read more
eauto
eauto
self employed
High School or GED
74 satisfied customers
Voltage is not good at idle but picks up to 13.5 to 14 volts
Voltage is not good at idle but picks up to 13.5 to 14 volts when you rase rpms up. But less volts when turn on lights and heater. 2002 Escape … read more
Kavey
Kavey
86 satisfied customers
Ford F-250 7.5 ltr: I have a 1987 ford f 250 heavy duty lariat
I have a 1987 ford f 250 heavy duty lariat 7.5 l gas. Eng. its not charging. Alt. Was checked OK. Good newer deep cycle 12v battery. New starter solonide. It is internally regulated with external cool… read more
Ron
Ron
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
25,182 satisfied customers
Ford Escape: I have a 2003 Ford Escape, 155000 miles. During
I have a 2003 Ford Escape, 155000 miles. During winter months, if I turn the heater fan up to high it will have a variable speed of high, low, high, low. Also while driving with headlights on, the hea… read more
VirtualWrench (L J)
VirtualWrench (L J)
Owner of LJ Auto Repair 37 years
Associate Degree
38 satisfied customers
Escape: My daughter has a 2003 Escape 4*4 with the v6, 125000
My daughter has a 2003 Escape 4*4 with the v6, 125000 miles . The battery light will come on occasionally when you come to a stop and sometime blink and then go off. Last night it came on as i came to… read more
James
James
Bachelors degree automotive technology with minor in diesel
3,578 satisfied customers
ford e-350: 1994 E350 Ford Born Free RV good batteries new
1994 E350 Ford Born Free RV good batteries new alternator no voltage output on black w/orange alternator wire. B w/O wire interupted at battery location with heavy batt cable to battery isolator (new)… read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
29,223 satisfied customers
ford escape: 2003 ford escape, 3.0. replaced alternator 8 months
2003 ford escape, 3.0. replaced alternator 8 months ago badvregulator.now it will only hold 11.9 volts at idle.doesnt drain battery but wont charge any further.turn on lights or whatever it will hold … read more
Dan
Dan
Automotive Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
25 satisfied customers
Ford F250: I have a 1995 f250 with a 7.5l gas engine. I have
I have a 1995 f250 with a 7.5l gas engine. I have been having electrical issues for the past three weeks.Battery seemed to stop holding a charge even though it was only six months old. Battery was rep… read more
Steve
Steve
Ford tech Specializing in electronics
Associate Degree
1 satisfied customers
light coming..belt and did a load test on the alternator..accelerate
I am having problem with the batt light coming on. I replaced the batt, belt and did a load test on the alternator. The batt light flickers on when you accelerate.… read more
CTFordTech
CTFordTech
Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,460 satisfied customers
1993 ford f-150: jump start..die..lights, heater fan, wipers, radio
1993 ford f-150 will start with a jump start and run reasonably well, but will die when any electrical drain is engagaed (i.e. lights, heater fan, wipers, radio, etc)… read more
b-kitchener
b-kitchener
Ford dealer senior master technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
206 satisfied customers
2000 windstar: parked..couple of months, so I installed a new battery
I have a 2000 windstar with a 3.8 ltr. engine. It had been parked for a couple of months, so I installed a new battery. Shortly thereafter the battery light came on and charging voltage was at 13 volt… read more
Anthony
Anthony
Master Automobile Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
8,789 satisfied customers
Ford: Engine Running..clicking sound from Starte Relay..drove
I'm having trouble figuring out my alt. 1977 Ford F-250 351 M Manual 4 Speed, 4x4 Problem: Low Voltage at Battery w/ Engine Running (12.6 V DC) Prior Events: Truck would not start (clicking sound from… read more
Steve Jensen
Steve Jensen
Service Manger/ Lead Technician
High School or GED
385 satisfied customers
stays..alternator..battery disconnected, with the ac, light radio
Battery light comes on after about 1 min. and stays on Check battery and alternator appears to be find. Car will run with the battery disconnected, with the AC, light radio on the battery puts out abo… read more
b-kitchener
b-kitchener
Ford dealer senior master technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
206 satisfied customers
F350: change alternator..my 04..light keeps coming on on the dask
I had to change alternator on my 04 F350 a week ago, no my batt. light keeps coming on on the dask and my batt. go dead. I changed the batt. with two new ones and still the batt. light is on on the da… read more
b-kitchener
b-kitchener
Ford dealer senior master technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
206 satisfied customers
96 mustang cobra: the alternator..three wires..plug.
The plug running to the alternator of my 96 mustang cobra has three wires coming from it. the center wire (white) ends at about five inches from the plug. There is no other end to connect it to that I… read more
Steve Jensen
Steve Jensen
Service Manger/ Lead Technician
High School or GED
385 satisfied customers
headlights surge bright and dim when driving..speeds..hood
the headlights surge bright and dim when driving, the fan motor speeds up and slows down while driveing. heated seats no longer work very good. i replace all the grounds under the hood, did not make a… read more
j_ramsey
j_ramsey
High School or GED
480 satisfied customers
Ford Explorer: The check engine light..battery light comes..car dies
I have a Ford Explorer 2002 and it has a problem. My husband and I just don''t know what to do with the car. The check engine light is on and after a while the battery light comes on and the car dies.… read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
29,223 satisfied customers
1992 ford f150: light flashes..lights wipers blower running..rough
1992 ford f150 5.0 ltr. light flashes with no load or full load, lights wipers blower running. light seems to be activated by rough road or bumps. i have checked connections, volts do not drop when li… read more
Sparkybuoy
Sparkybuoy
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
192 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x