Question about 1997 Ford Ranger SuperCab

1 Answer

Alternator on 1997 ford ranger

My battery died a week ago.I bought a new one,it lasted one week and now battery is dead.I bought a used alternator and am going to have friend install it.Does this sound like an alternator problem?

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • zowers Oct 05, 2008

    I have a new alternator and a new battery and my battery dies very few days??

  • ennettebrown Oct 19, 2008

    I have the same problem with my 97 for ranger. I put a new altanator in it an a new battery. Still have to hook it up to the charger at night. Someone told me it could be the voltage regulator. Could it be?

  • Thomas Carter Jan 17, 2014

    the auto part store check the altanator as well and they said it was fine. so do you think i have a wiring promblem



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Ford Master
  • 77,499 Answers

Yes this sounds like the problem may be the alternator has low output voltage.

Posted on Sep 22, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a 2003 ford focus wagon second hand. My battery died out and I thought the alternator was the problem. Brought my car to an alternator repair shop and they said the alternator is still good. I ended...

Lead acid batteries don't like being discharged flat, and it could now be damaged and unable to hold a charge. It does sound as though the voltage regulator part of the alternator is allowing discharge to ground when it should not. You would seem to have a good warranty claim on the battery given they did check the alternator and pronounce it OK.

Nov 04, 2013 | 2003 Ford Focus

1 Answer

92 ford ranger wont start

how old is the battery get it checked and make sure the connections at the the battery and the terminal on the stsrter pos. post are tight. find the grd term on the engine and make sure every thing is good and tight

Dec 17, 2012 | 1992 Ford Ranger

1 Answer

My battery keeps dieing and I even bought a new one

check all wires from the battery to starter motor and from starter to alternator are clean and not broken.If all is ok with the wiring then your alternator needs replacing.

Nov 09, 2009 | 1997 Ford Ranger SuperCab

2 Answers

92 ranger - piece of **** rebuilt starter ?

run scanner for trouble codes, some auto parts store will do this for free, check starter solenoid, check voltage at battery , 12+volts not started ,  14+ amps when running 

Oct 04, 2009 | 1992 Ford Ranger

1 Answer

Car died and battery light remains on even with new battery

Remove alternator and take to a parts store they can test for free. That is most likely the problem.

May 04, 2009 | 1987 Ford Ranger

1 Answer

Engine Died While Running

It may be a weak fuel pump. They give you a couple chances when failing. Did this happen before?
And yes, you may have a poor alternator.
Take a volt meter. And test the positive side of alternator. Ground the black wire to the engine or frame. Set the meter for 20 v. Or, take the car to shop. Or, call a mobile auto mechanic.

Feb 03, 2009 | 1997 Ford Ranger SuperCab

1 Answer

Battery goes dead

You need to Check out the Alternator.

Jan 17, 2009 | 1995 Ford Thunderbird

1 Answer

1999 Ford ranger Alternator

yes, remove it just with common hand tools, take it to autozone and they can test it,
get yourself a haynes manual #36071

Jan 02, 2009 | 1997 Ford Ranger SuperCab

2 Answers

1991 ford ranger battery light

bad battery module for the light or a dieing cell in battery

batterys can be tested and wont show a dead cell at all but you will be told that the battery good
most batterys are refurbished batterys sometimes getting the luck of a good battery is 50/50 chance

heres a way to test the battery and alternator at the same time
start vehicle
disconnect battery positive post
if vehicle dies the alternator is at fault if vehicle doesnt die its the batterys life dead cell

Jun 11, 2008 | 1991 Ford Ranger Supercab

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Ford Ranger SuperCab Logo

Related Topics:

269 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts


Level 3 Expert

77499 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5610 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides