From: firstname.lastname@example.org (mstrspy)
My alternator light comes on occassionally. I replaced the battery
because it was the original. Not bad for a 9 year old battery. The light
still comes on intermittently. Anyone know what it could be? Is it the
obvious bad alternator or could it be someting else less expensive
=====> don't feel like the lone ranger on this one. i've got a 99 crownvic P-71 that has done this since the day i picked it up.
the light will come on for no reason and may stay on for a short period
of time. (minute to 5 minutes or more) then go out. usually, this
happens when i'm cruising at highway speeds.
at first, it bothered me. i checked the voltage out as well as the volt
meter on the dash.
i've never had any electrical problems or a discharged battery with
this car. i figure that sooner or later, the cause would show up, but
it hasn't yet.
being a P-71 series, i figured that maybe someone screwed up the wiring
taking out the special equipment or something.
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