I have a 1997 Ford F150 165,000 and have just exeperianced a peculiar problem. Yesterday the battery light came on while driving down the road. No issues came up so all should have been fine. The battery is only 2-3 years old(5-10 yr battery). Tonight while driving interior lights slowly dimmed as well as the head & tail lights. Several warning lamps on the dash came on such as the ABS, Seat Belt, and etc. The radio went out and I had to pull over. The truck hesitated to go forward, but would reverse fine and idle as well. After, letting it stay parked and off for a couple of hours it started up fine as if nothing had happened. What's going on here? Is it a bad alternator, battery, or something else?
Thursday, January 11th, 2007 AT 5:10 AM