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battery or alternator?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by thesnowman269, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    just got cut short from plowing cause the truck has lost all electrical power for the most part. the volt meter while the truck was running was at like 4. I limped it home luckly i was just around the corner cause the head lights didnt do ****. Anywho if you touch the gas the needle on the metter doesnt move like it normally does when voltage is low. which leads me to believe its the alternator. the truck is a 99 f150
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Sounds like an alternator to me.
  3. landonkc26

    landonkc26 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I had the same problem. On my 76 chevy. I replaced the alternator. And batt.
  4. landonkc26

    landonkc26 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    its easy to fix.
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2010
  5. sefh

    sefh Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    Sounds like the alternator went south and was not charging the battery back up. I would replace the alternator and then charge the battery or replace it.
  6. albhb3

    albhb3 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,505

    Just had the same problem what are the odds that the serp belt and alt goes in the same night in the middle of a blizzard. Its too damn cold out right now to pull it off
  7. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    replaced both, in the snow. damnit i need a bigger garage....