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Help! 99 F250

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Bossman 92, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,770

    I have a 99 F250 that the battery keeps dying in. I haven't driven it for a few months, so a few days ago I went to start it up. The truck wouldn't turn over, so I jumped it, and it ran fine for a few minutes. Well the next day same thing. So today same thing, so I un-hooked the wires and retightened everything, put a charger on it and it started up. I made it a mile or so and all the gauges died, radio, everything. I pulled over and now it sits along the road.

    Does this sound like the alternater (sp) or what?

    Thanks Bossman
     
  2. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,265

    does the truck have a volt meter? what does it read when the truck is running?
     
  3. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    sounds like alternator... check wires going to alternator and connections since it sat so long... then have autozone check alternator and it might not hurt to get a new battery.
     
  4. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,770

    Thanks, it was the battery. I took it in and they tested it. I bought the battery last December, so it was still under warranty. :cool:


    Bossman.
     
  5. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    yea when they just sit there they go bad pretty quick.
     
  6. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    i thought it sounded like a alternator issue. but o well it is fixed now