Q: Check charging system light is coming on 2006 Ford Taurus

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The checking system light (red battery) is coming on plus not picking up sped to drive.

My car has 150336 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there - your symptoms suggest that your alternator is not keeping the electrical system properly charged. Low system voltage can affect the performance of the engine directly. Poor alternator performance could be a slipping serpentine belt, failed voltage regulator (part of the alternator), or corroded battery cable connections. I recommend a charging system inspection performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

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