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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-10-11, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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2004 Freestar Battery light

sitting at a light, upon acceleration away it died, wouldn't start, towed home.

checked battery voltage, ~11.25, jumped it and it started. while running voltage was ~13.8.

also - no codes

took 2 year old battery back to costco and got a new one. checked running voltage at battery again ~14

today, battery light comes on a few times. haven't checked voltage yet.

I'm suspecting the alternator, but is there any computer malfunction that might cause this?



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Re: 2004 Freestar Battery light

It's more than likely a bad alternator. Voltage may be there but amperage output may be insufficient.

Most part stores can load test the alternator for you if you carry it in.
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Re: 2004 Freestar Battery light

Aside from the alternator, also check the alternator regulator.
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