I have a 2001 ford taurus, Ireplace the alternator and it keeps draning power from the battery the emergency brake light turns on and when I acelerate to 2 rpm or over the battery light comes on, help

Asked by Aug 21, 2014 at 06:45 PM about the 2001 Ford Taurus SES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Charles you have a couple issues. Lets deal with the alternator. You can test this easily yourself, get your multimeter out and probe the battery terminals with the car on, do you have 14V? If not, you have a new defective alternator. You can also remove it and have a local auto parts test it for free. You could have a parasitic drain on your system as well.........https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF1gijj03_0

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The brake light can mean 2 things, the emergency brake is on or your low on brake fluid. Make sure the emergency brake is off and or the switch is not defective. Then check your brake reservoir and make sure it is at the MAX level. If it is, the sensor is defective, if your low on fluid you have a leak. Check around the car for wet spots. I usually look around all 4 wheels, you can remove them to help see better and also look under the car for rusting or leaky brake lines/hoses.

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