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1999 Ford F150, Charging system. Light continues to illuminate requiring electrical system service. replaced altenator. But continues to kill battery. Loss of all electrical power. What could be the problem? recharge battery,charge light glows,needle on rev counter does not move,car runs for a short time,will not restart.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    The connectors on these alternators overheat and the connections get loose, you can buy a repair connector from any Ford dealer.

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    Electrical system charging erratically

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Your battery may not be holding its charge. Charge the battery and take a voltage reading. Then after a few hours take another reading andsee if the voltage has dropped. If that is alright, refit the battery to the car. turn off all the electrics anddo a voltage test. If the battery is discharging then ou will have to find what componant is drawing the voltage. I normally check the boot through the rear seats first.

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