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Explorer guy418
11-30-2006, 06:07 PM
so in my f150 the battery is not getting charged... i replaced the alternator did not do a thing... any1 know of anything? help needed asap. thanks

epic3
11-30-2006, 06:29 PM
the fusible link between the batt and alt is probably shot or the plug itself is shot most rebuilt alts for fords come with a new harness plug

Mobular
11-30-2006, 07:44 PM
Have you checked the starter??? I know, sounds weird, but I had a huge charging problem in my F-250 once. Replaced the alternator, checked the battery and finally checked the starter.....that was the problem.

sparky
11-30-2006, 10:15 PM
does that yr take a voltage reg on the fender drivers side!!!!!!!!!

jakerngr
11-30-2006, 10:16 PM
internal reg

sparky
11-30-2006, 10:20 PM
oh ok was not sure on that yr!!!!!!![1b]

Explorer guy418
12-01-2006, 12:25 AM
im just totally lost here. duno wut the fucks wrong and it sucks ass..... i duno if i shuld buy a bran new alt or wut.. there could be something else

Maelthra
12-01-2006, 12:38 AM
Make sure the battery isn't fucked.

Also, clean your terminals.

Check for bad grounds and such. Check off the easy stuff first, right?

nykoma
12-01-2006, 05:35 AM
the fusible link between the batt and alt is probably shot or the plug itself is shot most rebuilt alts for fords come with a new harness plug

check this out buddy i went through the same damn thing . damn f'ing link[cheers]

surreysinner
12-01-2006, 05:41 AM
I was just having the same problem.

Bad connections*(corroided) and bad ground. Charges 14.4 all day now with dual optimas.......still need bigger ground though.

Claveland 4x4
12-01-2006, 10:47 AM
I had to replace the alternator in my 88 F250 a while ago. The guy who does my alternator and starter rebuilding told me that there was a design flaw in the alternator harness, specifically the main plug itself. When you replace your alternator you should also replace the plug. There are actually some manufacturers that will not warranty the new alternator if you do not replace it. I got a new one with my alternator, a rebuilder should carry them or maybe a parts store and your harness must be cut back a few inches to install it. My dad has an 86 F150 (same plug) which started smoking under the hood one day. It turned out to be a faulty alternator plug that potentially could have burnt the truck to the ground had it not been caught right away.
Check out this link with pictures i found related to this problem:

http://www.fourwheeler.com/projectbuild/129_0401_ford/index2.html

Explorer guy418
12-03-2006, 05:38 PM
ended up being a wire off on the starter selonoid, good as new now.