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Battery light stays on

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Hi,

Just wondering... I have a 1986 GT18 that the battery light stays lit all the time. I asked a mechanic why that is and he really wasn't sure other than it has to do with the engine cycle or something????

Today I was mowing and ran the thing out of gas, filled it back up and went to start it and it just clicked and didn't want to turn over. Waited about 15 minutes and it started up fine, but the light is still on.

Any reason why??? Does this tractor have an alternator?? The battery is only a year or two old.

Thanks
Daryl

www.nascarillustrated.com
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If you have a battery charger put it on the battery, if it draws a lot of current the battery is run down. In any event the charger will save the battery before you have to buy another one. :crybaby:

Lead-acid batteries lose the ability to hold a charge when discharged for too long due to sulfation, the crystallization of lead sulfate.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead–acid_battery
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