merc question please

92 marquis..battery light comes on intermittently but battery seems to be charging OK. Any ideas? Thanks Smitty

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wrong group, but since your here it sounds like the diode pack is giving up on the alternator, it may still charge, but not at the full correct rate.

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This is the wrong group to ask about a Grand Marquis? Last time I looked, the 1992 models were built by Ford. New ones are too, as a matter of fact.

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subject line said "merc" i htought this problem related to a mercedes, merc in the uk being short for..mercedes..obviously.
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Ahh, that makes sense.

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Did the 1992 model still have the ole 5.0L or was it equipped with the 4.6L V8?
First, pop the hood and check the wiring harness that connects to the alternator. They tend to heat up and warp/melt and cause anywhere from a bad connection to a melted mess. (This may not apply to the 4.6L or the 5.0L with the updated harness) While you'e looking at it, disconnect it and make sure it's not filled with corrosion. It won't hurt to check.
Check the battery cables for corrosion, loose terminals/cables/crimps, etc. Check the starter solenoid while in that area as well.
If the light is still flickering, it could be the diodes going heat sensitive or just plain going flakey. You can rebuild the alternator yourself if you'd like, or just replace it. Most places will test the alternator for you, but being intermittent, it may test fine at the moment.

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Check the Regulator, sounds like it could be going bad. Check the electrolyte in the battery too, especially if you have one of the new generation "Maintenance Free.." battery with a removable vent cap, that is over 2 years old.

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