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Old 11-29-2012, 07:46 PM
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Generator light 59 Ford F-100

1st time using the site. Need help trouble shooting electrical problem on my 59 Ford F-100. Generator light has been staying on, went ahead and replaced the altenator with a new one. I have the same problem and my dash lights and head lights are dim or go out now. thanks for the help.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:22 PM
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Possibly the voltage regulator? If you have the factory shop manual, there is, I believe, a trouble shooting procedures guide for the charging system. Good luck, Steve.
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Is this a truck you have done much work on electrically? There isn't a ton of wires in the harness but they all need to be intact as well as any connections. There are several ground staps. You haven't said what engine you have. Original '59 or what? Could be as simple as a loose belt, not to insult you or anything. I personally can be the Prince of Stupidity! Shop manual is always your best bet as The Fridge Buzzard has said. Get it and then you will be able to ask more specific questions.

Here's an Ebay link for one! 1960 Ford Truck Picukup Repair Shop Manual F100 F250 F350 F500 Panel | eBay

Here's the electronic version though not my personal favorite! Ford 1960 Pick Up Heavy Duty Truck Shop Manual CD '60 | eBay
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Has it been converted to an alternator? Look up full field testing. In a nutshell that's where you bypass the regulator and read the volts at the battery while it's running. 15 or so volts, gen/alt. Nothin', volt reg.
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