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my battery indicator comes on about 5 seconds after start up, battery is brand new [ changed it cause old one was 5 years old] and my tester reads that charging at 14.5 volts, you think sensor problem?
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Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago
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are you getting any codes?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
just large battery icon on dash till I erase with OK button and small battery icon at bottom
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I don't have a code reader
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
there is what appears to me a inductive sender on the ground cable right at the battery ( ground cable goes through it) is that the sender?
Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

that should be a volt indicator, that vehicle has harness chafing issues, I would trace the wires from the alternator and look for signs of rubbing

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
k thankyou
Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

no problem let me know what you find

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
my engine has been changed under warranty so who knows if harness got damaged
Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

oh wow im seeing so many engine problems with these trucks, do you have the 6 or 8 ?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
5 litre. One cylinder was burning oil big time.
Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

hows the wiring check coming?

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