new battery is not charging and battery light is on?

Asked by Mar 14, 2013 at 01:46 PM about the 1990 Ford Ranger STX Extended Cab 4WD SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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There is a wire from the alternator to the starter motor. On the starter motor end, there is a fusible link that sometimes melts. With the engine off, check the battery volts and check the volts on the big red alternator wire. If they are not the same voltage, the link is open. If the link is open, the battery will not charge.

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