Ok let see if anyone can figure this problem out for me. I have a 1987 F250 with a 460. Im having a problem with it not charging the battery. I have all the correct voltage at the battery posts, battery wires, even the alternator. it just wont send the charge back to the battery. Also the battery lite doesnt come on when you turn the key to the on position.I have replaced the battery, atlernator, battery cables, even the whole cluster in the dash, and Im still having a problem with it not charging and the battery lite still doesnt come on..(The regulater is on the back of the alternator,not on the fender well or fire wall) PLEASE HELP!!
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Internally regulated Ford alternator will have a three wire plug and a single wire plug next to it. Plus the battery stud. The regulator is normally black or gray in color mounted on the back of alternator. The three wires plugs to the regulator. Externally regulated will not have these plugs. Hope this is helpful.
Maybe I'm missing something, but have you tried replacing the bulb? Sounds like you have a dual-element bulb, where the flasher (high intensity) element is out but the normal low-intensity element is still OK. Had the same thing happen on my Buick.
It's not any different than any other engine. Just pay carfull attention to detail. If need be take many pictures that always come in handy. Yes it's best to remove the distributor. remove the intake and use an adapter that bolt on to the lower intake. To clean the inside of the distributor I like to use brake clean because it does the job and evaporates and leaves no resadue.
check for blown fuses& make sure the red wire to alt. is getting 12volts. also ford uses fusible links witch look like regular wires. usually you can tell by feeling the wire itself if it feels squishy and when you pull on it it stretches chances are its bad. try an ohm meter at each end no continuity no connection
You might save yourself a lot of headaches by stopping by a car stereo sales/installation place, and ask for wiring adapter harness. They should have an adapter plug that goes from your factory plugs to the new stereo. $10-$20 well spent. You may even find what you need at an auto parts store that sells stereos too, or radio shack.