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Old 08-08-2008, 06:08 PM
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Alternator went out on me!!! :mad:

hey ya'll,

I had to have my truck jumped after work today and i went and got the batteries/ alternator load tested and find out the alternator is on its last leg.....
I have a 1995 F350 (OBS Truck) w/ the 7.3L and auto tranny and i was wondering if i could use a '97 F-series Ambulance package Alternator on my truck?? I have the regular 130amp alternator on there and, if it works, would like to put the ambulance alt. on here cause it cranks out 215 amps....

Any insight on this would be super helpful since my truck is down for the count
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Old 08-08-2008, 06:10 PM
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i wouldnt see y not
but im not an electrician either?
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Old 08-08-2008, 06:16 PM
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As long as it fits in the spot of the old one. Or if it doesn't you can always make it work. If your worried about it being to big, don't be. Just means it will work less then the smaller one. Which means you can add more electrical accessories to your truck.
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Old 08-08-2008, 06:30 PM
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As long as it fits in the spot of the old one. Or if it doesn't you can always make it work. If your worried about it being to big, don't be. Just means it will work less then the smaller one. Which means you can add more electrical accessories to your truck.
Thats what i thought but figured i'd get some feedback on it....

Probably would work out better too cause i have a pretty good size stereo system useing 2 amps in the truck....

They said the batteries were good but do ya'll think i should just change those out too or stick w/ the older ones??

If i should change them out.... should i get the duralast gold batteries or should i upgrade to the optima red tops?? its about a 100 dollar difference but its gonna be better for the truck, then i'll spend the extra money...

thanks for the quick responses
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Old 08-08-2008, 06:54 PM
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IMO if the old batteries are still kickin, leave them in there until they go out on ya. +1 for the optima's...some people dont like them but I do. I had one for 8 years before it went out and it was devastating to me LOL
All my vehicals have an Optima in it.
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