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Won't charge 2004 F350 6.0L diesel turbo


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Mike aka Grizzly
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Dec 1, 2009, 2:52 PM

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I have a 2004 F350 6.0 Liter Diesel turbo engine with no output from the alternator. The alt gets hot yet doesn't show more than 12.2 volts. I just had the batteries replace 5 months ago, replace the alternator, cleaned the terminals and grounds. I am stuck on an island with only a voltmeter and would have to barge to the mainland which costs $300.00 so trying to fix it here.
I did the 15 minute run at 2000 rpm with lights and fan on and rechecked the voltage and still shows only 12.2volts.

I have charged the batteries separate and checked the specific gravity of each cell and all is well. So I am out of answers for now. Any advice?
Mike Scott
Mechanic for a camp on Keats Island BC Canada. Blush


(This post was edited by Mike aka Grizzly on Dec 1, 2009, 2:53 PM)


Hammer Time
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Dec 1, 2009, 3:35 PM

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Check for power at the main terminal of the alternator with the key OFF.
If you don't have power there, look for a fusible link that is between the alternator and the battery.




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Mike aka Grizzly
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Dec 3, 2009, 6:47 PM

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Thanks you were right a wire problem.
Mike


Hammer Time
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Dec 3, 2009, 6:50 PM

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Glad to hear you found it. Just make sure your still using fusible wire in line there.




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bigo1959
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Dec 30, 2011, 12:28 PM

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your altenater is not putting out enough


Hammer Time
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Dec 30, 2011, 12:57 PM

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Bigo, the man just said it was fixed.




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