3.8 V6 sedan with about 160,000 miles. The battery light on the dashboard
is coming on at seemingly random times, but with increasing frequency and
It (battery warning light) sometimes comes on in the day, with no
headlights on. The RPM of the engine does not appear to make any
difference. Motor runs well at all times. At night, headlights remain
bright at idle. Starter turns engine over at normal speed and engine
starts and runs well. Serpentine belt appears adequate and there is no
I am thinking that the generator and or the voltage regulator is the most
likely cause. Of those two, I'd guess (and hope, since it is probably
cheaper) it is the voltage regulator that attaches to the back of the
Before I start replacing parts, any input from Taurus owners or mechanics
regarding most likely cause would be much appreciated.
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