I have a charging problem with my old 1995 Ford Ranger. I just bought new idler pulley and alternator but it did not fix the problem. I had to jump start the truck a few times because the battery was only 12.1vdc. I checked battery voltage with truck running and had 14.2vdc a few days ago. My check engine light, battery voltage indicator, and charge light were working fine. After troubleshooting possible alternator problem I lost check engine light, battery voltage indicator light, and voltage indicator needle is now to the far left and dose not work with truck running. I replaced alternator and still no charging voltage present on cables with truck running. I have checked continuity from alternator to multi pin connector in left front engine compartment. Fusable link to starter solenoid is good. I think I may have a short or open in the malfunction indicator in instrument cluster. Do you have any suggestions for my problem?
Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 AT 12:38 AM