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Re: flickering battery light, only at LOW rpm's new
#1099531 (Re: Stylin55_oh) 11/13/05 05:07 AM

Originally posted by Stylin55_oh:
Originally posted by rkneeshaw3.0:
I haven't, my problems have magicly gone away

mine cured itself.. but the other night it did it for the first time in well over a month

Mine did the same thing, but it took about 3 months to come back. Went away again though after about a week

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Re: flickering battery light, only at LOW rpm's new
#1100263 (Re: hmouta) 11/14/05 04:26 PM

Originally posted by hmouta:
so how do u know if the alt is shot or u just need to do this wiring setup. wont this just help with flickering lights by running an additional thicker gauge wire from alt to bat. if bat light keeps coming on and battery is fine then the alt likely has to be replaced, no?

you can run thicker gauge wire from the alt to the power distribution box and then back to the alt, but this fix is coming from a FORD TSB, click on the first link that i posted in this thread.
to find out if your alt needs replacing, then search for the alt test.


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Edited by GoldenTour (11/14/05 04:28 PM)

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Re: flickering battery light, only at LOW rpm's new
#1169743 (Re: rkneeshaw) 02/15/06 05:27 PM

Originally posted by rkneeshaw3.0:
Did a search and turned up a large number of posts about a battery light at HIGH rpm's being an alternator problem. I've had a hunch my problem is also the alternator but its a bit different than all these other posts. And the weirdest part is, it seemed to go away today.

Anyway: Drove 4hrs home from the end of summer bash we had in SE MI on a beautiful sunny day, and once I got off the freeway and my RPM's lowered down to about 2500 (were steady at ~3250 or so on the freeway at 80 mph) my battery light was coming on. Punch the throttle and it goes away. Let the RPM's drop or car idle it would come back. Since Sunday and these initial symptoms, its been coming on less and less, but when it does its when the RPM's are droppping or almost idle. But today, I didnt get the light at all yet.

Here's my last log entry for an alternator:

2/7/03 100,500 Miles

Replaced Alternator and Tensioner Pulley

Mileage on the car is at 151,000 now.

What do you all think about this wierdness? Maybe I should replace the alternator anyway?

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Re: flickering battery light, only at LOW rpm's new
#1169760 (Re: mrtjknapp) 02/15/06 05:38 PM

Any reason to quote the original poster and nothing else?

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