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Old 11-26-2011, 06:58 PM
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Default Replaced altenator and now...........

Guys, truck died while I was driving home on Monday night. Shut off in the middle of the road at night ;-( From the symptoms I was confident it was the altenator. Had it checked and the guys at Oreily's said it was bad so I bought a new one. Installed it today and I'm having the same symptoms as I was before. I let it idle for close to an hour, checked the voltage at the battery terminals and it showed around 14 volts (while running), so I think eveything is good. Then I notice all my lights are flickering and the dash voltage gauge is showing just a tick below the halfway mark. It WILL NOT restart, same as before. The battery shows green and is also showing 12 volts at the terminals. Any idea what else it could be? Can the battery show 12V and still be way down on amps? I would think if things were working correctly it would have charged while idling for close to an hour.
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Just posted in the 3rd gen section...............
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Not much on the 3rd Gen...However if it'd been a 2nd I'd say starter. Maybe it's still the same in a 3G.

Or the + is grounded somewhere.
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