Uh Oh,,, no charge!
i noticed on friday night i recieved a new light on my dash, it was the battery light indicating a bad voltage. i instinctively thought it was a bad battery again because my sound system has a good way of shocking my batteries, so i figured i would let it go and replace it on monday.
on sunday afternoon i had a strange problem with my stereo flickering on and off. and i decided to turn off the vehicle to reset it. then my truck wouldnt start easily. i waited a few minutes tried it again and got a starting crank.
i quickly headed over to the closest store to buy a new battery and then on the way all my gauges, lights and displays went dead. but the truck managed to stay running. i got the new battery and installed it once i got to the store. then started it to find myself with the same battery light. i drove it around for a while to see if it would go out but nothing changed.
later that night i headed back home. about 15 minutes away all my gauges and lights die again. and the truck eventually sputtered out 2 minutes away from home. i did a quick battery change back to my old battery and managed to get a starting crank from it and enough voltage to get my truck home.
am i looking at a new alternator? or is it just a fuse? or solenoid? it looks like it just completely died and doesnt seem to be putting out any charge to replenish the battery.
the truck is only a 2008 3.0 v6 with just over 80000km on the dash
XJ D30 SFA | BTF High steer | Eaton Tru-Trac | 4.88 R/P | Rancho RS44044 Leafs | Custom D-shafts | Factory 8.8 | Eaton Elocker | Skyjacker FR36 Leafs | 96' Mazda B3 1354 Manual T-case (4X4 Converted 4R44E Tranny)
*The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys*
Last edited by 08rangerdan; 10-31-2010 at 07:25 PM.