Hi guys, props for this site. Amazing. Anyways I own a F-150 1987 4x4 302 5.0L, 4-speed standard, 275 000 kms with rebuilt engine and tranny. Recently my charging system has started acting up and won't hold any charge. I automaticaly assumed it was my alternator as my headlights were dimming up with the RPM speed before the problem occured. I put a brand new one in, changed my regulator and alt. Harness, changed my battery terminals, recharged my battery to about 12.4V, and the altenator still won't charge. It is pretty obvious then that it is a short, isn't it?
I took my truck to the mechanic this morning to get the battery tested, after a few tests, the guy told me it could be the alternator that could be faulthy otherwise it would probably cost me big time to locate that short in order to get it fixed.
Anyways, do you have any heads up to give me, can I locate the short myself or should I just leave it to them. If you do think it's possible, what tools do I need, etc.
Thank you so much, hopefully you can help me save some big bucks that I don't have!
Sunday, July 23rd, 2006 AT 4:57 PM