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post #1 of 17 Old 03-07-2007, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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hi all
as u can guess im new on the block and dont really know where to start, but here goes.
been having trouble, hard to start, i can plug it in for 15 min and it will start but runs not to well, driving down road doesnt seem to have power it should
battery light stays on after starting but volt meter (gauge) reads fine. i guess that means batteries have charge but alternator not charging?

i have a 99 F250 diesel, (my sons truck), does not have powerstroke anywhere on truck or in handbook.
Vin indicates 7.3(445cid) DI-Turbo is this a powerstroke engine.

do i have to buy a code reader to extract trouble codes (my Z28 i can jump 2 terminals and count check engine light cycle), or is there another way to get em out.


Thank for any help

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post #2 of 17 Old 03-07-2007, 01:37 PM
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you have to have a obd2 scanner to pull codes , as far as your problem goes sounds like you have more than one problem ,one being a possible glow plug problem, and another the battery light shouldnt stay on ,your alterantor may be getting ready to take a dump ,not charging the batteries properly and also can effect the way its starts cold ,has to have plenty of power to run glow plugs ,spin engine ,and fire injectors all at the same time get charging system cheked and batteries checked , and test glow plug relay to see if working

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thanks scruff
ill get one 2nite and go from there
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WELCOME TO THE ORG. Sounds like the alternator is going out on your truck. Get a hand held battery tester and an amp meter and load test the alternator or take it to a reputable auto parts store and have them test it. This may also be the cause of your starting problems as Scuffy828 stated. Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.

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