Question about Ford F-350
I've got a 1978 Ford F-350 dump truck. I recently replaced the battery,solenoid, starter, flywheel, clutch, fuel pump, etc, etc etc. After replacing the battery, I have noticed that the battery seems to be discharging quickly when starting. I took the truck to the parts store to have the alternator tested (one of the only parts on the truck that has not been replaced). They concluded that the alternator neededreplaced, but in the course of the testing, my battery discharged, so Ineeded a jump. When the cable touched the pos. terminal, the truckbegan to turn over with no key in the ignition! The parts guy said itwas being caused by the starter solenoid, so I replaced it on the spot.The truck still needed a jump, so we tried it again and it worked fine.I drove home, turned the truck off, tried to restart, and the battery was totally dead. I put the battery charger on for 1/2 hr. and itstarted fine. Turned it off, and it restarted just fine. Once again,started fine. OK, I'll take it for a spin. I go to the parts storeagain ( cause I know if it fails here, there is a jump just inside). Iturn the truck off and restart, no problem. I try it again, the enginecranks once and the battery dies. I get the guy to come jump it again,and the truck begins to crank over again. What the heck! Nobody so farseems to know what could be causing this. The only thing between thebattery and the starter is the solenoid, but this is the 2nd brand newsolenoid I've installed on the truck. HELP!
If you replace the alternator im sure it will be fine while your driving the battery is not getting charged so thats the only thing that it could be
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
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