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Got stranded last night...battery light
Well let me start off the story and I'd like some feedback as to how I should handle it and what else to look at.
First off, my battery light came on on my way to Auburn for my orientation at Auburn University. When I got there I parked it at the hotel and it sat for 2 days. When I got back to it, it started over much slower than normal. I had the truck tested and they said it was the alternator. I bought a new one and installed it...that belt was a B**** to put back on. After I put on the new alternator; I had drained the batteries trying to start it before replacing the alternator and i had to jump it off. It started up and the battery gauge went up to its normal spot. I start my way home down 280 and the light came back on and I just kept driving hoping it wasn't anything and I could make it back home. About 45 min into my drive the radio turned off and everything died. Luckily I had enough juice to pull into advance 5 min before they closed. Bought 2 new batteries thinking I had drained them from the bad alternator in the beginning plus they are 2 and a half years old. I put the new ones on and it starts fine and battery gauge goes up to normal. Battery light is still on so I asked if they would test everything so I wouldn't get stranded on the side of the road after all the parts stores are closed. He checked the alternator and it was bad off the shelf!!! They didn't have one in Stock so I had to leave it there and wait until 12 for my brother to come get me. Should autozone be held responsible for my 2 batteries I had to replace or just the alternator? Also is there anything else I could check? I checked the ground that comes off the passenger side battery and it's good and I cleaned all the terminals. I can't see where the ground off the drivers side battery goes so any help would be greatly appreciated.
E99 F250 XLT SuperCab 4x4 3.73 gears, 213k and climbing, ZF6 trans w/ 1944-60K SB Clutch/Flywheel, 6637 filter, muffler/cat delete w/ 5 inch tip, PHP Hydra, 4 gauge pod(EGT, EOT, FUEL PSI, BOOST), 12000 lb Warn Winch, 07 headlights/grill, 6k HID kit, Bushwhacker pocket style fender flares, Pioneer 7" touchscreen, 2.5 inch leveling kit with 315/75/16 General AT2s on stock 16 bullets, HPX
Next up: Rebuild Kit and Billet Wheel, Fixing E-brake so I can park on hills!
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