The "gen" light on the dash came on a few times randomly. Charged the battery just to be sure. Went to the store a day later in the dark, all was fine. 2 minutes later, I went to leave, and had no headlights, only parking lights. Voltage gauge showed very low voltage. Went home, charged the battery, then started the truck and pulled the positive cable off of the battery, truck died instantly.
Assuming it was the alternator, (the battery is only a few months old) I installed a new one. Charged the battery to full before running and all seemed fine.
Now, two weeks later, same thing tonight. Left to come home in the dark and my heater blower motor didn't work. Figured it went bad. The headlights did work at that time. I just went to leave again and NO headlights, no blower, low voltage again.
Any chance there is something else wrong or did I just get a bum alternator?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Alan W. Stott
have the same problem?
Monday, October 6th, 2014 AT 1:03 AM