Question about Cars & Trucks
Eighter you have A problem with the battery or the connections to it or its the alternator .
Ckeck the belts and tenisinoer if you have this on a 86 .Turn on the head lights do they look yellow and dim .
Do you owen a volt meter if so set it on a 20 volt DC scale and with the vehicle running go B to B and R to R on the battery terminals you should at least 13.5 volts to 16 volts if you have this then the ALT is working and the problem is something else .
It is an older vehicle but in a lot of ways much easyer and cheaper to fix then these new HI TECH systems ware you hit a pot hole and the computer and all of the sensors malfuntion at the same time .
Hope this helps good luck
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you test battery with a load test it will probably fail. Battery is bad. Also have alternator tested. Go to any parts store, even walmart they all test for free. I would put my money on bad battery. Cells getting weak.
Posted on Jul 17, 2009
Most likely it's the oil sending sensor, located beside the oil filter. You can change it, just be sure to have old newspaper or rags laying around the area where you will work, because a little oil will be lost. The part isn't expensive, for mine on a Ford Expedition was around $35 and took 5 minutes to change. Just un-plug the connector going to the sensor, and a larger wrench will be needed, large (7/8, 15/16) somewhere in that range of size.
Posted on Jan 06, 2010
While engine is running, open the cover where you add oil to engine and see if you see a good flow of oil, if good flow, could be as easy as replacing oil sending sensor. got to realize that if poor maintenance history your engine may not be building enough pressure at iddle to move your hydraulic operated valves, only when you rev it up it will pump enough to run smooth. if running engine too long, you may cause more damage to other engine components such as crankshaft and cam shaft bearings. if you can spare a few bucks, have a good mechanic check your oil pressure with a mechanical gauge. another cheap option is to replace oil pump. last resort if you love your truck as much as we do,replace engine or rebuild it. At 205,000 this is a normal symptom, other than timing chain problems, most engines don't make it that far. hope this helps!
Posted on Mar 01, 2010
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