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Please help! Truck stopped dead in the middleof the road

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by mylittlescoop, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. mylittlescoop

    mylittlescoop Senior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 101

    I for my plow hooked up it needed a jump when I picked it up did not think much of it but it jumped fine.
    Went to the store later that night about 9 pm needed a jump when I went ot go home as I was drinving things started going out, first my turn signals, then my lights before I knew it my truck stoped dead at a red light in the middle of the intersection. Cops came ect..What a big mess!
    Charged the truck, the lights are working but the truck will not start at all its dead, nothing! This did not happen until I took it to get the plow on.
    It an f 150 1991.
    Can not trouble shoot this problem. Anyone who can help let me know!
  2. lwnmwr1

    lwnmwr1 Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    altenator, get it tested
  3. mylittlescoop

    mylittlescoop Senior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 101

    The altenator

    Do you think thats what it can be? I am hoping thats all it is I was thinking it may have been an elecrical problem but I a, gonna have them check it out
  4. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    Sounds like the plow isn't wired correctly
  5. jimslawns

    jimslawns Junior Member
    from Mid MO
    Messages: 15

    check above plus the battery cables both ends.
  6. mylittlescoop

    mylittlescoop Senior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 101


    I did check the cables...
    They are ok, I called over there and they said they had problems with it not charging and had to jump it as well....
    So it is very possible that it may indeed be the altinator and the extra wire on it may have knocked it dead I am not sure becasue I am not a snowologist nor a truckologist.
    I can not even take it back there becasue ithe darn thing will not start
  7. Cfdff85

    Cfdff85 Member
    Messages: 84

    If I were you I would check my wiring of the plow make sure the wire didn't get frayed anywhere and also clean your battery poles witha steel brush (BE-CAREFUL NOT TO CONNECT THE 2 POLES WITH THE BRUSH!) also you may want to consider getting the alternator tested as well as the battery.
  8. mylittlescoop

    mylittlescoop Senior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 101

    Thanks Everyone

    Thanks! I need all the good luck I can get,I think someone up there has a doll made up to be me hanging in their closet and they keep poking pins in me...
    They are having a BALL with that voo-doo doll!
  9. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799


    It sounds like your charging system/battery. Have the alternator and voltage regulator checked by someone in the automotive electrical field, and have them check the capacity of the battery. If the battery is old, it might no longer hold a charge. I would install dual batteries if you don't have them already. I am not sure if your truck has the voltage regulator built into the alternator or it is separate (probably on the firewall). I know of a good electrical place in Hudson county if you need them...
  10. bcf

    bcf Senior Member
    Messages: 206

    check under the battery

    Seriously. My truck died in the midle of driving once, and I changed the alternator and battery before I found one on the wires to the alt under the battery in two pieces.
  11. demetrios007

    demetrios007 Member
    Messages: 79

    I seen a power solenoid on a western go bad and blow up, grounding the battery to its positive side. Smoke everywhere, and burnt up alot of wiring, was a real mess. A VERY simple voltmeter will tell you what you have coming out of your battery, and your alternator. Your gonna want a NEW battery regardless, so spend the 60 bucks at wallyworld or wherever and start there. Maybe an electrical shop could rebuild your alternator and get more juice out of it if your tight on $$. OTherwise, find the highest amp output you can and sticker on there. For your info, ANY generic parts store will test the parts out for you for free, talk to a manager or the nicest employee in the placed, most are good like that. Where in NJ are you, theres tons of us on here, maybe someone will take a ride out and help ya friend.............