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I have a 2002 Ford Escort 2.0 with single cam. I replace the alternator with a reconditioned Napa alt. After replacing it I am getting an intermittent battery light on the dash. The Alt. is charging 14.4 V. The wiring diagrams show that the voltage regulator turns the light on/off so I returned the Alt. and they gave me a replacement which I installed with the same results. What's wrong?
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Disconnect the white/blue wire from alternator to see if light still comes on, if so the white/blue wire is shorted to ground somewhere between alternator and cluster. If good then alternator is the issue and I'd recommend trying a different brand. My goal is to provide 5 star service so please let me know if you have more questions, thanks.

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OK I will have to get the car back to do that I will do that and let you know. Thanks.

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