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Experience:  32 years exp. Automotive repairs on Ford cars and trucks
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F350 7.3l diesel charging problems. New Alternator, new ...

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F350 7.3l diesel charging problems. New Alternator, new batteries, and new regulator, but the charge light still on and the voltage shows low....when running lights and heater batteries drain quickly..any solutions.
What year is the truck?
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to Marc's Post: 1988

Fist thing to do is make sure you have battery voltage at the yellow and white wire thick wire) at the alternator , if not correct connection between battery and alternator.

If you do have battery voltage disconnect the regulator and using a heavy wire or cotter pin jumper the F and A terminals of the wire harness together alternator should begin charging if not check for battery voltage at the A wire and make sure the F wire has continuity to the F terminal on the alternator, If the wires are good and the alternator does not charge you got a bad alternator from the parts store.


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