Having problems with your 1998 Ford Windstar ?

2005 6l ford e350 - dash battery symble showing. charge gauge lower than normal, discharges over night, will not start van. After charging starts but discharges.

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SOUND LIKE THE ALTERNATOR BAD.NOT CHARGING BATTERY.
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