i have a 1989 f-350 with a 460 gas injected engine . i recently changed the batt cables the starter solenoid and batt .the amp meter is real slow to react re-when starting it will show discharge for some time and then real slowly move up to charge if you turn the jheadlights on it will go to discharge and slowly go back to charge after turning them off it is the same way with the heater blower . any body got any suggestions for a remedy?
standard problem with these year trucks. the gauge sticks in the off position. once started, give the top of the dash a smack rite above the volt gauge. the gauge should pop rite up to charge.
Moderator of the "not wrapped too tight forum"
rarely in life do you meet a person that will drop everything to help a stranger,
and give the shirt off his back to a friend.
Steve Price was that kind of person.
Godspeed "window licker", the short bus will never be the same with you gone.
Use a digital volt meter and measure what the voltage is at the battery with the engine off. It should be 12.6 to 12.9 volts DC. Start the engine. The voltage should jump up to 13.6 volts or better. The alternator is designed to produce enough to keep the voltage at this level with all of the electrical on.
Happy New Year
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind."
- Dr. Seuss" Nelly Belle 1995 Black F150 4x2 SC XLT 300 5 Spd 250k miles
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.