Originally Posted by 4Banger5speed
Yeah Im thinkin the same thing. Probably an early warning. The 14.5 is good though. Does the alternator have a limited lifetime warranty? If so it would be worth doing the work for peace of mind.
Originally Posted by 4b316
Maybe just idling too slow?
When the light was on idle was 850?
Yesterday I fiddled with the wires and it has basically been off since. When I put the alternator in there was the main wiring harness and then there was a separate black/white wire. I broke the gray connector for that wire and had to splice a new one in 4 years ago. I noticed when that wire is disconnected the BAT light comes on. I fiddled with that wire yesterday. I am not sure what that wire is for. I am still putting out 14.52ish. It is 1 degree F outside. I hope it lasts a few more days or maybe it was the black/white wire
2004 Ranger, Ext Cab, 2WD, 3.0, 5 speed , 4WABS, crank windows, no cruise, Edge 113k.(6/5,2014)
I bought the truck from the OO in 8/1/2013 for $900. It had a burnt exhaust valve. I just threw some heads on it(5/1/2014). Ford has many good engines, the 3.0 Vulcan is not one of them. I bought it for the price.
Last edited by modelageek; 01-24-2013 at 07:36 AM.