Mechanics

CHARGING SYSTEM

1986 Ford F-150 • V8 2WD Automatic • 116 miles

I have a 1986 F-150 Extended cab with the 302 c.I.D. Engine. I have a new alternator and battery already installed but I can only crank the truck 4 times before having to jump it off. I know that the alternator is sending charge to the battery, but after shutting the truck off the battery starts dumping voltage. I do not know what to do to make the battery hold enough charge to continue cranking the truck. What do I do?
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Lionheart1969
November 26, 2010.




Could be a short circuuit draining the battery-Do battery drain test below


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Rasmataz
Nov 26, 2010.


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