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Old 08-12-2006, 09:05 PM
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Alternator died

Hey guys,

I was on the tollway at 10pm when the ABS light came on. Thought it might be a false code so at the next exit I pulled over and shut the truck down to pull the code and restart. Yeah, bad idea...

She didn't even try to turn over. Got lucky and a powerstroke tow truck pulled up shortly. We used my cables connected to both batteries and got enough juice to start up. I was still 15 miles from the house. By the time I got home I had the airbag light on, dome light was gone, headlights were dim and about to go...

Ok, now the question. Any chance that running at such low voltage did additional damage? Also, anybody know the best and cheapest place to get a new alternator is going to be? I would like to get the largest available because I do put a sizeable load on the system. XM radio, laptop computer along with the fire department ligthbar and siren...

Thanks for any help!

Joshua
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Old 08-12-2006, 09:10 PM
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Be sure to leave the battery charger on for awhile after ya get the new alt. on and start the truck. Some of the newer alt.'s today cain't handle a big load like that and will fry. Then your back to square one.

I've had good luck with Bumper to Bumper auto parts store and they have good warranties (least the place I get mine from does).
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Old 08-13-2006, 12:29 AM
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There were some on ebay last night. But you know you have to becareful on ebay. Good Luck
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Old 08-13-2006, 10:37 AM
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Hey Logan, just curious......but after owning a vehicle with 5% sides and back, how in the heck do you see at night especially on unlit roads with the windshield too!?!?
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Thanks for the help guys. Got to O'Reilly's this morning and picked up a replacement alt for $150. Not bad I guess... Saw a couple on eBay but can't wait for the shipping...

Anyway, everything seems to be fine now.

Thanks again,
Joshua
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