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1999 f350 4x4auto. Ok here is the problem. intermittently on starting it cranks slowly, then when it starts the volt gauge is very low. after idling for 1-15 seconds the volts jump back up to normal. after this it may start ok and not have this problem for a couple of days. I am going to check the grounds tomorrow. Any ideas???
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1999 f350 4x4auto. Ok here is the problem. intermittently on starting it cranks slowly, then when it starts the volt gauge is very low. after idling for 1-15 seconds the volts jump back up to normal. after this it may start ok and not have this problem for a couple of days. I am going to check the grounds tomorrow. Any ideas???
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The gauge is below normal for a while because the glow plugs are still on and drawing quite a bit of power. How old are the batteries?

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Batteries dead this morning.
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Charge the batteries and have them individually load tested . If they pass start looking for bad connections .

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after you have the batteries checked crawl under there and check the starter i had almost the same problem with mine and it was just the starter loose

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One was bad, parts america replaced both under warranty. Works great. I was a little surprised because of the intermittent and I wen ahead and check all of the connections they are/wer all tight. I notice that the truck runs better now.

Can low/weak batteries cause performance issues? Probably with all of the electronics.
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One was bad, parts america replaced both under warranty. Works great. I was a little surprised because of the intermittent and I wen ahead and check all of the connections they are/wer all tight. I notice that the truck runs better now.

Can low/weak batteries cause performance issues? Probably with all of the electronics.
yeah weak batteries can cause some weird sh*t to happen to any vechile

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Yea , bad batteries can cause performance issues for sure , improper voltage to everything .

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