2004 Ford Expedition Repair Question
When i start my truck in the morning aftr it has been sitting for 7-9 hours it idles really high and drops down thrn the battery light flashes.
We need to start by doing a voltage test do you have a multimeter to do some testing?Sounds like you could just have a bad alternator.
Already had the test. Battery alt and starter passed
The battery light is on when at idle and its running bad two things that point to a bad alternator.If it was just the battery light on i would say may just a fault in the battery light circuit.But with the other symptoms i really want to know at idle what the voltage reads at the battery when the battery light is on.
When started it idles between the 1 and 0. And battery light on. If I give it gas light turns off. If I don't give gas truck dies
I tool it to autozone for testing and he said the alternator passed
Also he said he could be a vacuum leak.... does that sound familiar. I just had to replace that last summer. Kind of getting the same symptoms but last summer the battery light didn't come on
I dont see how a vacuum would cause the battery light to come on?The first thing i would do is what i told you to do with the voltage reading.That is what i need you to do and give me the results?I have been working on cars for a long time now so when i ask you do something i need you do it.Because i cant do it for you so please let me help you and make it easy as possible.
Ok no problem.. I appreciate Your help. I am single mom so I have to do it myself. I am not understanding what you mean by what the voltage reads. Do I need to look at the battery when I start the truck
To read the voltage you will need a multimeter/volt meter to read the voltage.You dont know anyone that knows how to use a volt meter?
yes I will ask... it may be an hour or so beforei can give you a answer