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    alternator not charging

    hey guys I need some help with my 2001 f150.the cruise control stopped working a couple of days ago and the self test shows no problems.I called ford and they wanted to do the recall wiring harness for the brake master cylinder before I start to diagnose other problems.so I had that done and the next day the alternator stopped charging.I removed it and had it tested and it was fine, but I went ahead and bought a new one just to test it out and that one would not charge either.so I took the new one back to the store and it tested good also.so now I'm stumped .I need some insight on what to look for from here.I've checked all of the fuses and wire connections and have no clue what to do next.

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    wasssup Adam!!! Check the wires up to the battery including the ground going to the starter solenoid. Remember Venoms problems...? All of that money layed out and it was that crappy Bakelite solenoid. You probably just have a bad ground wire. Bad cell in the battery?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2manytrucks View Post
    wasssup Adam!!! Check the wires up to the battery including the ground going to the starter solenoid. Remember Venoms problems...? All of that money layed out and it was that crappy Bakelite solenoid. You probably just have a bad ground wire. Bad cell in the battery?
    I forgot all about Venom's truck having problems like that.

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    I just replaced the battery a few months ago and I have recharged it now and that seems fine.I isolated all of the wires and checked for continuity and everything is good.I cant figure out why it will charge on the bench but not when in the truck.I thought it was a problem with the exciter wire but I have power there so now I dont know what to do.
    I must have missed what happened with venom so any feedback from that would be helpful.

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    I found the problem. It looks like the highly trained ford tech removed the #11 fuse that is for the alt field. I put in a 20 amp fuse and it works great again. Now I see why they are called stealerships

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfradam View Post
    I found the problem. It looks like the highly trained ford tech removed the #11 fuse that is for the alt field. I put in a 20 amp fuse and it works great again. Now I see why they are called stealerships

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    glad you found the problem i would let them know about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfradam View Post
    I found the problem. It looks like the highly trained ford tech removed the #11 fuse that is for the alt field. I put in a 20 amp fuse and it works great again. Now I see why they are called stealerships

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    Don't hate. It was their St. Patty's day gift especially for you Adam!

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    Wow...talk about just plain dumb on part of the Ford Tech. Glad to hear it is an easy fix for you. Hope all has been well with you. Got to ask though...you been keeping tabs on 1BAD03?



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    Quote Originally Posted by cayman150 View Post
    Long time no hear.....you still helping Sean find his pink Miata?
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    Glad you got it fixed Adam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oki916 View Post
    Wow...talk about just plain dumb on part of the Ford Tech. Glad to hear it is an easy fix for you. Hope all has been well with you. Got to ask though...you been keeping tabs on 1BAD03?
    as for the 1BAD03 the truck, I'm sure that Kurt is taking good care of that. As far as the cobra goes I have not followed up on anything the new owner has done at all. I just hope that it still has the rubber side down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfradam View Post
    as for the 1BAD03 the truck, I'm sure that Kurt is taking good care of that. As far as the cobra goes I have not followed up on anything the new owner has done at all. I just hope that it still has the rubber side down.
    Totally forgot that the Truck went to Kurt...from what I have heard & figure, it is still in good shape.

    I was referring to the Cobra...man, that was just a plain sick kick a55 ride! I hope the new owner has keep it rubber side down also...be a real shame if something bad happened to it.

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