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Alternator?

OK guys, I fixed my truck the other night when it wouldnt start. I topped off new batteries with Distilled water to proper levels and I replaced ALL battery terminals and cleaned up the connections best I could. (ends of the copper wire still look sketchy, maybe not as conductive as they once were). But battery level doesnt seem to be dropping. Just maintaining and not going up.

Now My battery light stays on. I dont see the Tach on thebattery move when I goose it I know it should. I have seen it move once only a little bit. But batteries are new alternator is less than a year old. new terminals. Only thing stock in this aspect is the original copper cable from ford. At least i think its stock cables.. i didnt get the truck till 153,xxx miles. Heres some pics what do u think? replace alternator?(lifetime warranty so its free) or replace all the damn conductive cable in the truck that has to do with my starting system.

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Also I have another question. Whats the best way to replace the end of the starter cable that connects to the starter. I have to slide underneath my truck everytime and hook it loosely back on. Heres some pics.








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I'd try to pry the old end off and crimp a new one on myself. As for the alternator they should be able to check it right in the truck. Autozone did mine on my 92 gasser when the light came on said it was the alt, changed it and the light went away.

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It blows my mind cuz its almost brand new!! Jeeez u know?

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you can also clean your teminals with baking soda and water it will neutralize the acid. just mix it up into a paste and let sit for a little, then rinse it off. hope you get it fixed

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I agree with the timeline not making sense but you never know. It's free to check it so it won't cost anything. I went thru 2 lifetime starters in 11 months! I couldn't believe it, I just got a bad one I guess. Like was stated check the terms also. My Camaro is notorious for this, mainly because I don't drive it much at all.

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you can also clean your teminals with baking soda and water it will neutralize the acid. just mix it up into a paste and let sit for a little, then rinse it off. hope you get it fixed
I did that. That blue corrosion or oxidization, wutever! its called is pretty well embedded to the ends of my battery cables. but they were cleaned to the best of my abilities short of cutting them down. and are jammed very well into brand new terminals.

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