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2000 f350 v10 charging

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by jd$jess, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. jd$jess

    jd$jess Member
    Messages: 42

    when I raise my plow or turn spreader on volt gage drops down more so with the plow ,spreader is electric also , the lights get dim radio shuts off all gages and idiot lights come on for a few seconds any ideas is the battery or alternator
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,926

    Gotta put a meter on.it and see what the voltage is. Then load test battery and alt. See which one is bad.
     
  3. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    Those are the same symptoms we had on our 03 last year. Altornator tested weak. It was producing voltage, but not enough amps to keep up. It would be fine to plow a driveway after driving across town, but plowing multiples in the same neighborhood, would cause the issues you are talking about. I installed a new altornator and haven't had any issues since.
     
  4. jd$jess

    jd$jess Member
    Messages: 42

    im going to take it off and get it tested and test the battery
     
  5. jd$jess

    jd$jess Member
    Messages: 42

    fixed needed both battery and alternator