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Old 12-04-2010, 10:25   #1 (permalink)
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2004 FX4 - Bad battery, or something else?

Truck starting hard. Pretty sure battery is dying. Cleaned and tightened battery and starter connections. According to guage, alternater kicking out about 13.5v, and off and with ignition forward, guage showing that battery is lower, probably around 12v.

Like I said, it looks like the battery. But, I did notice that sometimes when I start the truck or turn the ignition forward, all of my guages flutter in their home positions for 5 seconds or so before displaying correctly. It doesn't do it all the time. Could I be looking at another problem here, or does it all still point to the battery? Thanks.
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Re: 2004 FX4 - Bad battery, or something else?

Could load test battery and starter . Giving battery a charge wouldn't go wrong .
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Could load test battery and starter . Giving battery a charge wouldn't go wrong .
Forgot to follow up on this one. It was the battery. Thanks.
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Thanks for coming back and letting us know what solved your specific problem.
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