Want to now why my battery light is on, I just put a new alternator on.

Asked by Dec 07, 2014 at 09:53 AM about the 1990 Ford Mustang GT Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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If battery light is on,and you just replaced alternator,have battery test loaded,to make sure it,s good,then recheck all the connection,s at the alternator,then go have that new alternator checked,1 out of 4 are bad to start with,autozone,advance,and most auto parts.

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If it just started, have you tried just disconnecting the battery for about 15 minutes to let everything reset? If you have access to a multimeter, you can start the engine and put the meter on your battery. With the engine running and a functioning alternator the voltage at the battery should be over 14 volts. If it's less, then maybe it's a defective alternator, so you then meter the output of the alternator at the back of it.

Thanks I'll give it a try

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