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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-14-10, 04:55 AM Thread Starter
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Charging System Question

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I have a 89 F350 5.8 351w. I replaced the alternator two days ago and took it to advance auto parts yesterday to make sure everything was working. They told me that the alternator wasn't putting out a charge. I find this hard to believe as my battery meter is reading a charge, but it's low. I put the battery on a charger last night and started the truck up this morning and the battery meter moved up a little more. I was able to drive almost the 10 mile commute to work without the battery meter going down.

So back to my original question, why would the alternator be putting out 0 volts? Is it possible I do have a bad alternator, or is something else?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-14-10, 07:11 AM
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Re: Charging System Question

There's likely a connection problem. Check the volts at the alternator and at the battery when it's running to see if they compare.

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