battery light on

Asked by May 20, 2012 at 10:01 PM about the 1993 Mazda B-Series Pickup 2 Dr B2600i Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My battery light is on and my check engine light is flickering on my 1993 Mazda B2600 pickup truck 4X4.  Does this mean the alternator is going out?

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Maybe. With the engine running and in park, pop the hood, and put a voltmeter across the battery terminals. It should read around 14volts. If not, then it's time for a new alternator. Battery should read 12.4 with the engine off.

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If you take it to your local auto parts store they will usually run a system check for you witch tests you starter, alternator, and battery. At that point and time you will have a better idea of what the problem is. not to mention, take and run a new wire from the alternator back to the battery and see if that works. I had some of the same problems with my 92 b2200 and the new wire from alt to batt did the trick for me!!

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