electrical system GONE
yesterday i went muddin/crawlin/whatevers
and as usual, after a couple of puddles, my battery light came on, well this time it got worse. Now there WAS a deep @ss puddle i went into that gave my truck a nice coat of mud with but didnt do much more to my engine compartement as usual. so i drive around and end up cleanin my battery off as usual with some water and dried it up. still on, but it was runnin fine, so ok. about 4 miles down the road i notice my guages go out....i figure OK, i just gotta check my connections and clean off the terminals some more like i did last time. ok, starts up. get about a mile farther.......and its dead. Park it and had to call AAA. get home, still nothing. So tonight i go out there, and hose off the motor hoping for better, nothing.....ive drained my battery...well kinda. so i go jump it with another car and it starts up.....i start revvin the truck some to get some more juice flowin and then my dad b!tches at me sayin i need to un plug the two before somthing "bad" happens....whatever, i do. So i leave the truck running....by then the battery light went away and im back to a normal battery level......
couple of minutes later as im cleanin things up......its starting to die agian...and i know it. i go in, and the battery guage is back down to nothing and i shut the truck off. I try the same process again....kinda mad at my dad at this point too for not letting me leave em connected longer...and NOTHING.
now my truck wont start for ****. still cranks...but only once.
my question is, did the mud possibly kill my alternator? or do i just need to fully charge my battery?
i know i really need to get things checked, but i have work the rest of the week not leaving me with much time to do things besides take the battery out and replace that....
any help would be appreciated...and i now hate mud lol
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