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Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Southern Michigan
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8.5v when started... Need Batteries?
Well I left the radio on the other day with the truck off, for about an hour. With good batteries I'm sure it would have started so it was a good indicator that they are due to be replaced. I jumped the truck and drove it home (half hour drive) the next morning it was very slow to start and almost didn't start at all!
Put my fluke on it and it recorded a min of 8.5 (that's with the meter recording the min so the 8.5 is the very lowest the voltage dropped to) volts when started, and it was reading 14 volts when running. I am assuming it is just time for some new batteries but I just wanted to check with you guys and see what you think. At 14v is my alternator putting out normal voltage?
-Sorry, kind of a stupid question but with batteries being so damn expensive these days I just wanted to make sure that I need them!
2000 F250 7.3L EX.Cab Short Bed -05 Front end w/ HID's - Leveling shackles - Wicked wheel - Dipricol gauges - FORD AIS intake - Foil Delete - LINE-X Rockers - CCV dump - 315/70/17 BFG A/T with Eagle Alloy 197's - ELC w/ coolant filter and around the belt hose - PHP Hydra - Hpress oil x
On the way--
-Fusion front bumper - ATS 3" fender flares