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Ford F-150

I have a 1966 Mustang with 150,000 miles. Everything was working fine and then one day it would not start. I was able to jump start it from a friend's car and figured the battery was dead. I drove it for 30 miles on the highway to charge the battery but after I turned it off the battery again appeared dead. I changed the battery and had the same problem. The battery has 12VDC at the terminals but doesn't appear to be putting out enough current. The alternator is supplying power to the battery, I checked the voltage while it was running, 14VDC. Off of the car's battery it will not even turn over but starts fine off of another car. Please give me any suggestions you might have. Thanks, Ethan
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Clarknuke
November 19, 2006.




Make sure your connections are good, especially the grounds. If it's not grounded properly, that could be causing your problems.
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Catch_15
Nov 19, 2006.
I had a similar problem with my 79 f-150 turns out the negative cable attached to the block had broken at the eye ring and only would start when I messed with the cable, stumped me for a while until the damn thing fell out completely

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1bigg1
Nov 19, 2006.

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