I JUST PURCHASED A NEW BATTERY 5 DAYS AGO I ...

  • Tiny
  • Mbeckner
  • 1972 Ford F-100
  • 70,000 miles

I just purchased a new battery 5 days ago, I drove my truck to a store, came out it different fire up right away had to make another stop try to start it battery dead had it jumped, it started drove it home turned it off it was dead again, any thoughts thanks for your time Mike

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 AT 2:56 AM

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  • ASEMaster6371
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  • 25,551 posts

Alternator has failed. Check battery voltage running, should be 14 to 14.5 volts

Roy

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Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 AT 2:57 AM
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  • joshuamckinney
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I had the same problem with my 72 ford F100. It turned out that the way they put the alternator on, the wires on the back of it were grounding out on the engine. Maybe you are having the same problem. Good luck!

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Saturday, February 16th, 2013 AT 8:20 AM

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