Hey there this is my second post. My battery light on my 1999 Ford Escort just turned on today. The battery was recenetly replaced. What could the problem be? I read it could be the alternator but my manual for the car says electrical component needs servicing, what do you think? Also as I recently posted my car made this weird "clicking sound" coming from the area of the alternator so maybe it is that? Thanks
IF you have a volt meter an easy way to tell if the alternator is bad is by reading the voltage from the battery terminals while the car is running. A healthy alternator should give you a reading of about 14 volts.