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My alternator light comes on occasionally. I have checked, the battery is good (fully charged)
Even when the light is on, it is charging at 14, which is normal on these. Computer glitch? I reset the computer this morning and have not driven it since. Connections are all tight, no corrosion.
 

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It is internal on these. No way to really check it. And it is still charging fine when the idiot light is on.
 

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Is this a newer alternator or older? What car?

My skid steer did this but it ended up being that it had a Toyota alternator in and not a Caterpillar. They are the same alternator but something is a bit different inside
 

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2006 Dodge Caravan. old alternator. Still does it after reset. Thinking might be a glitch in the ECM. It is charging normally even with the light on, Battery is staying fully charged according to my automotive voltmeter. Guess I will drive as-is. I have tow insurance. Been driving my 85 a lot anyway.
 

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Well, it got figured out for me. It quit charging completely. Guess I will drive the old Ford until I can afford to buy an alternator.
 

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Well, it got figured out for me. It quit charging completely. Guess I will drive the old Ford until I can afford to buy an alternator.
Hey I think your alternator is going out.

My granny went out this morning in my 07 ram. This will be the 4th transmission for this truck
 

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Well, it got figured out for me. It quit charging completely. Guess I will drive the old Ford until I can afford to buy an alternator.
Afternoon Rusty, asked the boss about your alternator problem, he said itsi on it's way out, apparently he might be correct.



Evening JF.
 

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