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charging system 2004 F250

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by wrugboy, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. wrugboy

    wrugboy Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Hooked the plow up this year to check it out and my lights are dimming when lifting the blade. At the terminal I have 14.5 and when I raise the blade I go to 11.5. All grounds check out. Cleaned everything. People are telling me this is just a characteristic of the Ford. I don't remember this from the previous years. Anybody?
  2. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Our 06 seems to do just fine. We have a new Fisher SS V blade and the lights dime ever so slightly but nothing even really noticable. Plowing takes a toll on altenator's maybe its showing signs of wear. Find somewhere were you can test the amps coming off the altenator. What sized alt. do you have, our's is only a 140amp (comes with snow plow prep package, I thought it would be a little bigger :confused: )
  3. nobletousha13

    nobletousha13 Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 124


    sounds like a crappy FORD battery.