F250 ford truck losing charge now will not restart even w/new bat
Truck died while driving. No rough sounds or smoke. Had just replaced battery day before. Repair shop thinks engine frozen. All gauges go to far right when turn on. steering got tough and brakes were hard to push down. then gauges went crazy then it just died.
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open or shorted alternator circuit (control wire)
let your auto store test the alternator charging
on and off the truck.
inspect 3 wire connector for burn or lose connection
disconnect 3 pin wire and start the engine.if the light stay on you have shot to ground.
Your truck may have an external voltage regulator. If it does, it will be found under the hood on the passenger side fender well. It's usually silver aluminum with Motorcraft on the top (if it's OEM). The regulator is the likely culprit by the sound of things.
2004 f250 6.0 diesel trapped in extreme cold temps -30 plugged truck in put anti gel in added 10 more gallons of fuel. Truck will start run a few minutes and die. will not restart immediately but if wait 20 or 30 minutes it will start run few minutes and die again. Tried repeating process many times same result. Batteries now dead charging now. Can you help need truck to help others with groceries and medical needs.
The "clicking" is most likely your solonoid. Either your battery is low or the solonoid is not engaging (faulty) and needs to be replaced. If the truck died and the battery is low - I would check the alternator, since once the vehicle is running the alternator should put out enough power to charge the battery and keep the vehicle running even if the battery is bad. Let me know. Thanks
Does the battery charge even after it drains. Even though it's a new alternator, it could still be bad. The battery could even have a dead cell because it's draining while you're driving. Sounds mainly like the alternator output isn't enough. Internal voltage regulator inside the alternator is usually a big problem, it can't be replaced, except by a new alternator or have yous rebuilt.
Sounds like not all the glow plugs are working.It should run fairly smooth on a cold start if all of the glow plugs are working..Also you shouldn't drive off on a cold start with a diesel,Its really hard on the motors..At least give them 10 to 15 min on a cold start..The oil in them is a really thick oil and when there drove on a cold start theres no oil lubricating the internal parts and will cause the motor to seize up..You may already no this and dont mean you drive it as soon as you start it i just wanted to let you know..When you get alot of white smoke it could be two things,Theres water in the fuel which will make it not have much power die and smoke..But if it runs fine when its warm theres some bad glow plugs...Hope this helps you and have a great day
Thats a guessing game, but first, if the battery light was on, that means no alternator output. So recharge the batteries and be sure they are good, Then replace the alternator. If the batteries and the alt are good, and the battery light is off, then all should be OK.
It appears that the alternator is still not charging the battery.Charge the battery up,and refire the truck.Check voltage with a voltmeter,directly off the back of the alternator.Most all alternators of your year model have the voltage regulator built into the alternator.If the alternator isn't producing any voltage,then it is bad,even if it is new.I have had defective new parts before.