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Battery light keeps coming on, truck runs then shuts off? is this the battery or the alternator

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It is alternator problem. You can chek it like that, Start the engine and switch on all the lights you have. Then press on the pedal. If lights goes brighter as you press the pedal, then alternator works. If lights doesnt change the brightnes it means that they are working only on battery.

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When the battery light is on the truck is running off the battery when the battery looses juice the truck will shut off

Hope this helps, it it does please leave feedback Thank You and Good Luck

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It is possible that the alternator failed and took out the battery. while the vehicle is running disconnect the negative battery cable if the engine dies the alternator is bad.

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SOURCE: truck dies but engine keeps running. battery or alternator?

You need an alternator....well unless your belt came off or got very loose. The truck continued to drive because the battery had enough juice left to run the ignition system, but after you shut it off there was no where near enough to turn the engine over or possibly even run the starter. The battery will have to be charged and a new alternator installed.
Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: my 2003 chevy tahoe keeps cutiing off randomly. the battery is fine. i diconnected the battery while running to test the alternator, and my truck kept running. i have plenty of fuel, and my brakes and

Some of the 03 Tahoe's have an issue with the Crankshaft position sensor that causes it to stall or not crank at all. Have someone check the Crankshaft position sensor.

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Regulator in alternator obviously faulty, have it bench tested & fixed or replace alternator, and cure your problem.

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SOURCE: Is my alternator bad??

could be check corrections from alt to battery for proper and or damaged connections if good have alternator tested usually can be done in vehicle free at an auto store such as auto zone /advanced auto and others

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