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Old 06-18-2006
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Battery light

My battery light just fliped on when I was getting some food at taco bell and then when I started driving it shut off. When I parked the car it came back on. About an hour later I started the car and it ran like a champ. What could this problem be? should I go get a new battery to be safe?
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Call around and find an auto parts store that will load test your battery and alternator while still installed. Most will do this for free.

With your symptoms, I would suspect the alternator.

Don't delay. This may allow your battery to drain to the point that it won't have enough power to crank the starter, leaving you stranded.
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Old 06-19-2006
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sounds like the alternator.... go get it tested....goodluck!
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Old 06-19-2006
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I stoped off at advanced auto and had them test the battery and the alternator and they were both good. So I am relly confused I guess it may be a wiring problem.
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id still bet on it being the alternator ........ my ranger had that happen, alt and battery tested good, it ended up being the alternator ...
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Did you by chance have all that stereo stuff cranked, the E-Fan running, AC / blower on, and maybe the headlights too?
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Belt could be loose (stretched from old age)
and/or the tensioner could be weak (is there a serpentine belt on that 95?).
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My serpentine belt is starting to look a little old that and my tensioner was wobbling a little bit when I cranked my truck up and looked at everything. I guess I will replace the serpentine belt and check the tensinor.
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Old 06-25-2006
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well i have replaced the alternator and im attempting to put a new serpentine belt in but im having a relly hard time does any one have any tricks or tips to help me get it on?
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eitehr get the rental tool they have, or put a pipe over the wrench to get that little bit of extra leverage...the idler pulley should be the last one to get the belt because its easy to just slide the belt on....
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