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Ford Escort

Why does the battery light come on a 1996 Ford Escort?

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August 16, 2008 8:20PM

Maybe because your alternator is not working. While the engine

is running, test the battery with a volt meter, anything less than

13 volts is a problem Should have min of 14 volts. If its at 12

volts, then replace the alternator.

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