New Dry Cell battery after alternator died on my way to work.
Driving to work this morning and about 5 minutes away from home I noticed the battery light, (must have been on the whole time but was tired and didn't notice). So figured I was too far at point and would try to make it to the closest parts store or garage. I was about 1 km away from the closest Canadian Tire and had to stop at a red light and knew there was a good chance I wasn't going to make it so I got in the far right lane, and sure enough it died and i had to push it off to the service road. I called my friend who lived close and had the day off and thankfully he came rescued me, and took me to the store. Bad thing was that they didn't have any alternators, and neither did anywhere in the city he checked for me. I was time for a new battery anyways so I picked up one of their dry cells made for them by Exide i think, looks like it anyways, and figured if my crappy battery got me that far after remote started for 10 minutes and my accessories on most of they way that would get me back home with no alternator. Which it did, but still didn't have an alternator, so my buddy offered to drive me to my parts truck an hour outside of town at another friends farm to get the alternator off it. So finally everything is straightened out, the new(er) alternator is in and running fine, had to modify the battery tray a little to make the battery stay in properly as it's a little smaller than the motorcraft one. Just had to pry the lip on the other side of the bracket down to keep the battery pushed tight up against the clamp. And i also put in my chromed amber bulbs in the headlamps, and bought a new set of tools I wanted that were on sale and had an excuse to buy.
2004 FX4 REG CAB SOHC
Gibson Dual Exhaust, Flashpaq, 31x10.5x15 Wrangler Territories on Alcoas, Boston Acoustic/Clarion speakers, Rancho shocks, K&N filters, nightshaded tails, clear corners, few other small things and one large to-do list .
Last edited by effexfour; 11-17-2009 at 06:12 PM.