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My '03 f150 dies after revving it up. The battery light on the dash turns on when it quits. I haven't had any rouble like this before and I was thinking it might have been the governer. Any ideas?

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You don't have a governor. Clean the throttle body, mass air flow sensor, and idle air control motor. Replace the air filter.

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Not any fault of govenor but alternator now there is where I would look .

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Have belt(s) checked to start with, as well as charging system output, as in alternator.

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check for 12 volts at the battery if it is anything less you will need a new battery.

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