1980 Ford F-150 Battery vs. Altenator

Tiny
VULCANK1
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  • 1980 FORD F-150
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 128,000 MILES
How can I know if I have a bad battery, or if I need to change out the new one wire altenator I just put in my truck? It checks out with a ohms meter as shown in the diagrams I saw prior to registering. The battery is approximately 2 years old.
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Thursday, January 3rd, 2008 AT 4:20 PM

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Tiny
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What you need is a volt meter to
test volts when truck running.
If about 14.5 alternator is OK and its the battery
if you need a jump to start and run fine and OK after that
battery no good
also you have a voltage regulator in this truck its wise to replace it first if battery OK
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Thursday, January 3rd, 2008 AT 4:44 PM

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