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Old 03-05-2018, 08:44 AM   #1
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Charging System

Hi, does a 2000 Ford Focus ZX3 have the Smart Charge System? Do they require the Silver Calcium Battery?

I have the battery light on all the time even after replacing the Alternator. I just bought this car and the previous owner stated that the battery is quite new. It charges at a constant 13.5 at idle or higher revs and with all lights, radio etc turned on.Not sure what is going on. Any thoughts? Thanks.


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Old 03-06-2018, 04:48 PM   #2
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What's the date on the battery? It's always possible (if you got a reman. unit especially) that the alternator you bought/installed is also bad.
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Old 03-06-2018, 05:05 PM   #3
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Hi, guess what? the blue wire the alternator connector broke but was not obvious. Now I have a spare alternator. LOL
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