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post #1 of 8 Old 11-23-2010, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
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on my 05 f250 6.0L iam having a hard time keeping the batterys charged i have a new optima yellow top on the drivers side and a red top on the passengers side and a new oriley 180 amp alternater. its been kind of hard to start in the morning it has been cranking pretty slow any ideas connections look good.
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can anyone help???

2005 FORD F250 CREWCAB LARIAT
9 INCH LIFT
37x13.50x20 TOYO M/T'S
PMF TRACTION BLOCKS AND BARS
MBRP 4 INCH TURBO BACK
ARP'S,STAND PIPE'S, DUMMY PLUGS ALL THE UPDATES
SCT LIVEWIRE SRLxx
2008 SUPERDUTY TAILLIGHTS
OPT7 LED HEADLIGHTS AND FOG'S, 50 INCH LED BAR
AMP RESEARCH POWER STEP'S
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i would bet that one battery is pulling the ohter one down.. battery's should be replaced in pairs... others will chime in
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My truck was doing the exact same thing and it turned out that my alternator wasn't charging enough at idle. Once I would get above 1500 rpm it would charge correctly. This caused my batteries to slowly drain when idling so it would get harder to start and crank slowly.

I had mine tested while on the truck at checker auto.
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I noticed mine doing that too, in another post they mentioned a circut to the alternator thru fuse 29. I took that out and it had crud on one blade cleaned that up, then through paranoia checked a bunch more all looked ok.
After that it seems to be charging, I'll get a test this weekend with the mild weather, going to be in the 20's. no jacket kind a weather.
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it turned out to be the alternator

2005 FORD F250 CREWCAB LARIAT
9 INCH LIFT
37x13.50x20 TOYO M/T'S
PMF TRACTION BLOCKS AND BARS
MBRP 4 INCH TURBO BACK
ARP'S,STAND PIPE'S, DUMMY PLUGS ALL THE UPDATES
SCT LIVEWIRE SRLxx
2008 SUPERDUTY TAILLIGHTS
OPT7 LED HEADLIGHTS AND FOG'S, 50 INCH LED BAR
AMP RESEARCH POWER STEP'S
AIR BAG'S TRAIN HORNS AND AIR COMPRESSOR
CUSTOM STEREO
XDP COOLANT FILTER
PSC HYDRAULIC ASSIST STEERING
RCD EGR DELETE
EXCURSION CENTER CONSOLE
2007 REAR VIEW MIRROR AND MIRROR SWITCH UPGRADE
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same thing happened today...got it replaced for free....love warrenties. Just a question though....why one yellow and one red....they are two different batteries.
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i had one warrentied out and upgraded but havent had the other upgraded to the yellow top yet

2005 FORD F250 CREWCAB LARIAT
9 INCH LIFT
37x13.50x20 TOYO M/T'S
PMF TRACTION BLOCKS AND BARS
MBRP 4 INCH TURBO BACK
ARP'S,STAND PIPE'S, DUMMY PLUGS ALL THE UPDATES
SCT LIVEWIRE SRLxx
2008 SUPERDUTY TAILLIGHTS
OPT7 LED HEADLIGHTS AND FOG'S, 50 INCH LED BAR
AMP RESEARCH POWER STEP'S
AIR BAG'S TRAIN HORNS AND AIR COMPRESSOR
CUSTOM STEREO
XDP COOLANT FILTER
PSC HYDRAULIC ASSIST STEERING
RCD EGR DELETE
EXCURSION CENTER CONSOLE
2007 REAR VIEW MIRROR AND MIRROR SWITCH UPGRADE
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