1997 Ford F-150 Alternator?

Tiny
CHARGER1967
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  • 1997 FORD F-150
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 145,000 MILES
I turned my bright lights on and everything went dead. The radio, the abs light came on, the brake light came on, the battery light came on, all the guages went down to nothing. Is this an alternator problem or something else?
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Monday, April 14th, 2008 AT 8:06 PM

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Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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For sure check the charging system and alternator
check and charge the battery too
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Monday, April 14th, 2008 AT 8:38 PM
Tiny
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Yes thats your best starting point.

Have a look at this article on how to test your alternator ;

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-alternator
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Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 AT 6:14 AM

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