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Wilcox posted a topic in Technical KnowledgeThe alternator on my ford galaxy failed after a small fuel leak. I had the battery replaced by the rac who told me the alternator was failing so i got it replaced at halfords. Since then i still get the battery light on with maybe every other start-up. The battery shows 13.7 volts when the light is on and 14.7 initially when the light is off. Looking around on forums it sounds like a smart charge issue? Had it back to halfords twice, both times told they found some 'loose connections' but its still doing the same. Any ideas much appreciated. Can supply more info if needed.
Evening All, wondered if anyone could give me some advice or point me in the right direction. I had a power steering leak which had leaked everywhere and into the alternator, I fixed the leak. The battery warning light came on only when there is a load on i.e. Headlights. The light would come on for about 5mins disappear for 10 mins and then come back on. i checked across battery terminals with a multimeter with engine off and it read 12.8V engine on the voltage did not change. Checked output voltage from alternator and it was about 11.5V. i thought it could be the alternator, so I bought new alternator. I also fitted new battery and belt while I as there. All was ok for around a day and then the problems began to start again. I have checked the wires from the plug as far as I can I can't see any signs of a break or corrosion. Anyone have any ideas?? car is fiesta 2007 1.4 tdci