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Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Fletcher, NC
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Still having Charging/battery probs!!!
I have had some pretty serious problems with my charging system. I have replaced the batteries. I have had about 9 alternators on this thing. The regualtor would go bad in anywhere from 3 days to 3 months. I had put an advance auto parts alternator in it. But after Scott worked on it, he put a Motorcraft one on it hoping to resolve this issues.
I have had the truck since Tuesday, and all seemed well. I checked the alt yesterday, and it was putting out 13.6 volts. I checked the batteris and they were holding charge at 13.2 volts.
I checked the truck today, and the batteries were down to 11.58 V each.
Somewhere I am getting a drain. I dont know how to check this. I am pulling 0.0 amps DC when i put my clamp meter(fluke) on the positive batt cable, and on the Pos. alt. wire. so, where is my starting point?
Could it be the batteries have a bad cell, and its draining the entire system? Thanks guys. I am goin to Charlotte this Saturday for PINKS, and I dont wanna end up over there and not being able to drive home cause of dead batteries!!!!
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