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I just purchased a 2005 E150 cargo van. My batterywas

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Hello, I just purchased...

Hello, I just purchased a 2005 E150 cargo van

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Cargo yourself? What have you tried so far?

My batterywas flickering a bit

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you tested the battery with a voltmeter? And can you see if it's leaking or not?

Didn’t think much of it my van completely shut off on me while running

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I put a new battery in the van today and the light still flickered and on a test run up the street it died on me again

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Ford
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Please help
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Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 8 months ago
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So far it looks like your alternator may not be charging the battery. Do you own a volt meter so we can do some testing to figure this out?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I have a battery electric charger with a built in voltage meter
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 8 months ago

We can ty that but I doubt the outcome on the charger will be as effective as a hand held volt meter.

While running what is the battery voltage?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
11.5 is what the meter reads
I also wanted to ask is it possible it can be some type of fuse or electrical problem?
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 8 months ago

While running the battery should have 13-15 volts so it is for sure not charging. Testing the alternator though we need a volt meter to do that, to check each wire to it.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I grab one from autozone later on in the afternoon and I will let you know when I have it so we can continue
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 8 months ago

That will be great

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thanks for ur time and have a great night
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 8 months ago

You are welcome

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