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Batteries or Altenator

2003 f250 7.3.

No slow cranking or any other issues until yesterday.
Got in the truck to go do a little offroading, battery light was on when idleing.
Everything worked fine.
Stopped for a couple hours, then the truck wouldnt start.
Got it jump started and drove home, on the way home slowly my radio was working intermittingly, then the gauges started doing the same thing.
Engine ran fine but by the time i got home nothing electical worked. (45 minute trip.)
Shut truck off and it would not start again.
Put each battery on a slow charge and the truck started today.

So Batteries or Altenator????

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post #2 of 8 Old 07-28-2012, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Bump help!

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2" wheel spacers
22" American Racing rims
40x15.5x22 M16's
DIY intake
Zoodad Mod
4" strait exaust
Glowshift gauges
DIY Boost Fooler
Unplugged wastegate
TS 6 position chip
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post #3 of 8 Old 07-28-2012, 04:40 PM
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Load treat batts individually, then check alternator volts at idle

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Had this happen last week... Defiantly the alternator


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Sounds def like alt prob

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Father in law just replaced one battery and Alternator with the same issues you are having.

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Thanks everyone for the help. It was the alt. and all good now.

8" Skyjacker lift
2" wheel spacers
22" American Racing rims
40x15.5x22 M16's
DIY intake
Zoodad Mod
4" strait exaust
Glowshift gauges
DIY Boost Fooler
Unplugged wastegate
TS 6 position chip
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Make sure u replace batteries in pairs...never 1 at a time
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