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truck tryingto stall

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by plowing chevys, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. plowing chevys

    plowing chevys Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I have a 97 chev with a 350 it has a meyers plow on it when the plow is being lifted,when it;s almost to the top of being lifted the truck acts like it wants to die,idle slows,and when you let off the lift button it goes back to norrmal. what's up? thanks for the help.:cool:
  2. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Sounds like the common problem of not having enough juice. Might want to consider adding a bigger alternator and/or another battery.:waving:
  3. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    He's right. Bad battery or alternator.
  4. acornish

    acornish Senior Member
    Messages: 184

    my 79 does the same thing-- upgrade to at least a 100 amp alt.--& add a second bat. but dont forget to use an isolator---
  5. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    If I change an alternator, I would go right up to a 140 amp. one.
    I have 110 amp. ones now and they fall a little short. There is only about $50.00 in the difference but it will last twice as long. Most alternators have premature death because of being over taxed for to long a period of time. And yes adding a second battery ( 1,000 cca. recommended ) increases the performance and life of all the elec. equipment. The bigger you go the less replacement times in the future.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2004
  6. acornish

    acornish Senior Member
    Messages: 184

    this is very true bigger the better--I have a 200 amp 1 wire and two yellow top optimas but i didnt want to see anybody go for broke-- thats why I sugessted the min.
  7. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    Remember Guys.......Those 130-140 amp GM alternators are
    HUGE in size compared to the 100s.

    There was a thread here a while back showing them side by
    side. Not sure if they will bolt right in to older GMs without
    mods....... Will look for that thread and bring it back up !

    A good alternator shop can pump up your existing to 130
    or more if needed...................geo
  8. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    GUYS FOUND IT !!!!

    I messed up tho. and posted it in the snowplowing thread.

    Wyldman is the guy who took the pics and posted them!

    Check out the difference !................geo

    MODS: Could you relocate that thread over here in the Chevy
    truck forum?.............thanks...... geo