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Old 10-03-2009, 02:20 AM
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Well I learned a good lesson yesterday! Last week I noticed my truck wasn't quite turning over like it should...well a couple of days later I just barely got my truck started in the morning. I never had a batt light on the dash. I checked my batteries and they both were dead. So I assumed with no battery light it was my 7 year old batteries....wrong $ 200 bucks for new batts and 3 days later same problem. This time I broke out the meter and verified it was my alternator. I could have saved a couple hundred bucks if I would have taken the time to diagnose a bit, and load test the batts. I guess I can't really be too upset as they were 7 year old batts, and a lesson learned. I still can't figure out why I didn't get a light on the dash?
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:08 AM
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Yeah you should have gotten a light, besides don't you have a volt meter? What was it showing? The new batteries should take a charge back with no problem. For a good alt I would contact DB Electrical, they make awesome alt and starters.

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Old 10-03-2009, 07:05 AM
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Mine never lit a dash light when one of my batteries went out either
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Old 10-03-2009, 07:27 AM
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my light never came on when my alt went out on my o3 eventually low voltage caused the 5r110 to attempt to engage a couple gears at once, so two batteries an alternator and a transmission is what that cost me...
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Old 10-04-2009, 05:11 AM
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Yeah you should have gotten a light, besides don't you have a volt meter? What was it showing? The new batteries should take a charge back with no problem. For a good alt I would contact DB Electrical, they make awesome alt and starters.

NCH
Nope no volt meter on my truck. I trickled the batteries as I had to wait a day to get an alternator. I went with a rebuilt. Time will tell if it was a good move or not. $345 vs $180 I thought I would take the chance.

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Mine never lit a dash light when one of my batteries went out either
Yeah strange I didn't get one either and that is what bothers me the most other then the fact I didn't dig deeper before I bought the batts

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my light never came on when my alt went out on my o3 eventually low voltage caused the 5r110 to attempt to engage a couple gears at once, so two batteries an alternator and a transmission is what that cost me...
Ouch....well I guess I shouldn't complain one bit then! Was it under warrenty?
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Old 10-04-2009, 05:40 AM
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You hang up the mod hat?
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Old 10-04-2009, 05:45 AM
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You hang up the mod hat?
Yep I did....its been geez I don't know almost 8-10 months now
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Old 10-04-2009, 05:53 AM
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You and Straycat. The org's old school.
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Old 10-04-2009, 06:03 AM
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I miss ole Gordo....he is a great guy!
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