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Old 06-14-2006, 10:52 PM   #1
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Question Battery Lite on- Where is the voltage regulator?

I'll need to check with voltage meter, but I'm betting it's the voltage regulator.
Where is this located?


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Old 06-14-2006, 11:23 PM   #2
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its built into the alternator, I will bet you need to replace the alternator, but first check the wiring on the black plug at the alternator, then use a dvom and check voltage from the red wire at the alternator, then I would have to guess replace the alternator
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make sure to check the Voltage Regulator Fluid! It could just be low...
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^^?????

And where is that fluid?
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Before you change anything check the wires on the clip(plug to the ALT. They are notorious for pulling out of the plug. There is also a repair kit from ford. If that is your problem post it up and I will give you the #...
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Old 06-15-2006, 06:42 PM   #6
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Thanks For the good tip
I'll keep you posted
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Ok...voltage test showed ovdercharging alternator and a bum battery.Changed the battery and the lite was still on. Swaped out a wiring harness and all is well.
Thanks to FocusTech &Liquid 1: you nailed the problem!
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not a problem don't mind at all, it is odd usually I see more failed alternators than the wiring issue I have only seen one personally at least it was an easy fix
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make sure to check the Voltage Regulator Fluid! It could just be low...

^^^Lol, that joke made it a whole day with no-one calling it out...


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Anytime.... Glad it was an easy fix..
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