Jim Grant's Tech Tips
'98 Ford Contour, Random Battery Light
a 98 Ford Contour. When I am driving sometimes my battery light
will come on and then go off. I had it looked at and they said my alternator
is working properly and my battery is new. I cleaned the cables, and they
said my belt is not slipping.
bet a coffee that you have and alternator that is starting to fail. The
only time this can be proven is if the battery warning light (which is
in reality a charging system warning light) is on. There is no way to
tell how long the alternator will last or when the problem will occur
again. If it were my vehicle, the alternator would be getting an update.