Originally Posted by ZMANN
is the dash light for charge issues coming on ?
Funny about the idiot light for the alternator, I was just tooling down the road when my truck started having a seizure. I pulled over and it was idling fine then I shut it off and popped the hood to make sure all was good. When I went to restart the truck it was dead as hell.
Light never came on, had my wife come get me along with my 1.0 gauge jumper cables and got me charged up enough to get home. Next morning I had a no start issue even after charging batteries overnight. YEA ficm was toast along with the alternator. I put a new Ford one on then because of it being under warranty still.
So point being: the light did not come on for me that day and it should have. That is when I went and bought my ScanGaugeII everyone should have something to monitor the engine because the onboard gauges/pcm info center is really bad.
I did have problems a few months later with the Ford alt and that time the light was coming on. ???
Moral of the story is : (1) Get Gauges (2) Get a DC Power alternator 185 amp is a gooood one to have!!