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F-150 Electricical problem

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09-08-03, 09:05 PM   #1  
F-150 Electricical problem

My ford pick-up would not start. I replaced the battery being that it was a few years old. The vehicle ran for one day and would not start again. I replaced the solinoid also bit still would'nt start. The voltage indicator indicated the battery was low. When I tried to jump it, the voltage jumped when the cables were connected but dropped when I removed them and was no power. Lights don't even work. Could the alternator be bad and it is draining the battery or some other type of electric problem.

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09-09-03, 04:13 AM   #2  
Sounds like the altenator. Pull it out and AutoZone will test it for free.

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09-09-03, 06:14 AM   #3  
Using my "The Basics" below, do an alternator output test with a digital meter. The dash gauge is useless for testing, not accurate.

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