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Old 01-23-2008, 10:00 PM
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Smoking Hot GPR ? Help sort this out

I just realized I had posted a reply in a Dead Battery Thread for 6.0.
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BTW when II got back from ford the truck was dead. No battery LIFE at ALL!

Well now what ? I need help bad just to sort this out. Went to Ford picked up 2 Motorcraft 875cc batteries $109 each, 1 Alternator $194. Installed it and ...... connected the NEG first ...
AS I was connecting the second POS I see my Glow Plug Relay is releasing smoke from the connections. I went to touch the cables and they were piping HOT!!!!...A cycling click ///click sound was coming from the GPR . I disconnected both POS terminals and the sound stopped and it cooled down.
Connected and went for a small 4 block drive and stopped at a gas station it was not charging again. Same Battery gauge position 1/4 of the way. Please tell me I should of gotten a Stancor... The Napa GPR was just done by me 2 months ago . Never Napa again....

BTW Fords parts were the best priced and had a 3 yr warranty 100month pro rating after the 3 years....
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Old 01-23-2008, 10:19 PM
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Your gpr is shorting out. Replace the GPR and you should be fine.
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stancor 586-903 15v max

just ordered the STANCOR ELECTRONIC 586-903 which is the 15v dc max version
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Actually, i'm not so sure it's the GPR itself. I mean, it's toast now of course, but it's a current handler, right? If the big cables are what are hot as hell, then it's possibly downstream (i.e. towards the GPs) or upstream(towards the control wire) Because (and correct me if i'm wrong please) The little wire/s are what controls the GPR, and if the Ignition is off and the GPR is chattering/smoking.... then it's being activated by something else other than what it's supposed to.
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:24 PM
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International GPR

Finally looked online and found an international Dealer. 5 min from were I live must of passed it million times in 30+ years never new it was there. So I picked up a GPR, and it looks just like the one from Napa but its rotated 90 deg but looks like the same. I will be getting my Stancor 15v today and I will carry it every were I go. along with 911 and a fuel filter. Wonder if I charge my old batteries, will they hold. I picked up a battery Tester at autozone . Will check the old alternator there also. As for the problem GONE! everything is back to normal took her for a long drive and when I shut her down and stop for coffee and start her up again, the voltage meter on my dash goes right back to the middle and + one letter. Right smack on M of normal. Before it would take about 2 min even after long runs. So let me keep praying.
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