SO MY BATTERY WAS GETTING TIRED FOR A WHILE 6 ...

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  • johnmcelroy
  • 2000 Ford F-150
  • 95,000 miles

So my battery was getting tired for a while, 6 months I limped on it. Replaced it about two weeks ago. Everything has been fine. Today left work, drove about ten miles and stopped at the hardware store. I was in there for five minutes. Jumped in the truck and it clicked. Then the relay #2 started clicking and wouldn't stop until I disconnected the battery. No lights, no radio, no dinging, nothing. The gauges a stuck at the pegged position. Any thoughts folks?

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Monday, November 12th, 2012 AT 9:23 PM

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  • Docfixit
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Have ALT output tested

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Monday, November 12th, 2012 AT 9:25 PM
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No, its stuck at the hardware store as we speak.

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Monday, November 12th, 2012 AT 9:35 PM
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Had tons of starting power when I left work. Can a battery die on a ten mile drive if the alt. Quit?

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Monday, November 12th, 2012 AT 9:49 PM
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  • auto lovemore
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If its a diesel engine, check your heater relay output. It could be continuosly supplying the heater plugs, thus draining the accumulator to vertual emptiness

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Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 AT 10:30 AM
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Not a diesel, but thank you anyway. Got it home by jumping it. Somehow? The anti theft is the problem I believe. I only have one key so I'm getting another one today. Try to program them. I did jump it again at home and the truck killed itself (sounded like a kill switch was activated). I have the dash all apart, switched around some relays, checked fuses and connections, all looks fine. We'll see what the keys can do. Thanks again!

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Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 AT 11:11 AM
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What happened?

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Thursday, November 15th, 2012 AT 3:24 PM
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They can't make me a key without the truck being there. So they want me to tow it to the dealer so they can plug it into a machine that gets the code info to program the key. 200 bucks, hundred plus just for the key. So I left, I'm going to call Ford headquarter today.

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Thursday, November 15th, 2012 AT 4:25 PM
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They are able to make key from VIN and proof of ownership smell a rip off

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Thursday, November 15th, 2012 AT 10:36 PM

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