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I HAVE A 1980 FORD F-100 TRUCK WONT START AND BATTERY IS DEAD AFTER I LET IT SIT WHEN I CHARGED IT

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Have you tested the alternator? or just tried to jump start from another vehicle? or if you have access to another car battery that you know is good and starts other car try it. and if the battery does start your truck while it is still running disconnect the positive cable, truck should stay running if it dies your alternator is no good replace it. you can also take alternator to Auto zone or O'Rilley's Chiefs almost any car parts store they should test for free. check battery the water level of course if it is that kind you have a dead cell ,how about the cables? if there is corrosion you can cut cable coating to check if there is no corrosion wrap it up with electrical tape, good luck. hey you also want to check to see if there may be an aux. light that stays on like glove box, dome light ,radio.that is running down battery

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