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Old 01-02-2008, 10:10 AM
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Electrical problems 01 f250

I'm having some trouble with my glow plug relay. I replaced it last year about this time along with my batteries and everything worked fine. This year I was starting to have hard starting problems again. I checked the relay and sure enough it was not working. I replaced it and went to start the truck and it was dead! It turned over maybe 2-3 times then nothing. I charged both batteries over night and the next morning it was fine, it started strong for the next couple of days. Thismorning however it took a little longer to stary but did on the first try. As I drove to work I noticed that the volt meter in the truck looked a little low, by the time I got to the parking the CD player started to go off and on and the ABS light came on. Looking at the volt meter it was hovering just above 9 volts. I pulled the batteries and put them on the charger. Both were at about 30%. If my alternator is bad should my truch have been able to run on just battery for 3 days of light driving (15-20 min trips)? Also how long is the glow plug relay supposed to last?
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Old 01-02-2008, 10:33 AM
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Sounds like a bad alternator to me. You can check it with a meter on the batteries while running you should see 14 plus volts at the battery at startup. Depends what glow plug relay you are using as they are a pretty high amp draw. Stancor has a good heavy duty relay, but you pay a few bucks more for them.
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