Question about Ford F-350
Well, the Diesel does not use Electronics to fire the cylinders. So you have a Timer system for the glowplugs and that is all. If you rig up a cheater light on one of the glowplugs and fuse it and run it to an added light inside the cab, you will know if the glowplug circuit is staying on or not. It should only activate a few flashes on each cold or lukewarm start and then stay off.
Alternator brush plug-in. The plastic clip containing the contacts for the tab in the Alternator can ride up when a Mechanic tries to install this wiring lead.
Rear window defroster staying on. Sneaky. Can be on without indicator light showing. Can break contact as Negative ground is disconnected.
Transmission solenoids and converter use electric. Possible short.
Battery Saver- Can deactivate charging system even at 70mph.
Anti-theft- Can reduce battery voltage to starter.
Would be interested in knowing final fix.
Posted on Oct 19, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Charge the batteries. take a Reading to make sure that you are getting almost 14v to both batteries. If it is not charging then take the alternator back off and have them check it. you might have bought a bad one. There is a way to test the glow plus with out taking them out. ( Take a piece of wire long enough to reach all the glow plugs from the battery. unplug the glow plug wire.If you touch the end of the glow plug with the hot wire it should make a little spark. if no spark then the glow plug is bad. do this to each one, but one at a time)
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
check battery voltage when you turn off car. it should be 12.5 volts.if drops 11.0 volts the battery is got a weak cell in it.i bought a sears die hard battery it last 2 years the battery had a defect .it had a bad cell it short out the battery.check alternator wires for defects.
Posted on May 29, 2009
Ditto here on a 2005 jeep. We bought it new and found the battery dead on a few mornings the first year. Nothing left on. Did the new alternator thing about 2 yrs. ago and a few batteries along the way. This is what we noticed..... If you leave a CD in the CD player, that is the prime little devil that sucks out the juice. Now, we never turn off the car while a CD is in the dash. Now, maybe not necessary every time, but always overnight and now by habit, all the time, we make sure there is no CD inserted when the car is off. Hope this helps.
Posted on Dec 03, 2009
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