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Had issues previously with charging and now they are back with a vengeance.

Symptoms:

-Not charging
-Killing batteries
-Intermittent battery light
-When I replace a fuse (#14) it melts the metal parts of the fuse if it doesn\'t go in all the way.
-If i get it in, it blows instantly, then shocks me, which gives black and numb fingers.
-This happens even if the alternator is off the vehicle.

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Sounds like you have a dead short. Only way to figgure this one out is to trace down the wires and find where she is shorting out.
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I figured out a way to go but I need input. I can take it back to the dealer and get a black 98 F150 ex cab 4 door with stepside. Thoughts?

It has 100,580 on it.
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Aftermarket sound system ?
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Stock everything
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check behind the fuse block

a wire probably has corroded off and is grounding out against the body

next check the battery , it might have a internal short
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It's a new battery, issue was present before battery replacement.

Where is the alt voltage reg wires located?
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id go pickup the f150... but thats just me
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If I can get up there with this truck... How bad is It to put a 14g wire in the voltage regulator fuse spot
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It'd be just long enough to travel 200 miles
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Well the f150 is shot down. It's only 2wd.
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check behind the fuse block

a wire probably has corroded off and is grounding out against the body

next check the battery , it might have a internal short
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pull the battery out and check wiring harness that is connected to the inner driver`s side metal fender

friction has rubbed off the wiring insulation and the battery charge wire has grounded out to the metal fender
you will have to remove some of the electrical tape
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Start work 10:30pm, Finish work 12:00am

Cheese Man, I cannot thank you enough...

Pulled the fuse box, and sure enough, the yellow/white white (alt voltage regulator) was rubbing on the inner fender support. Hour and half later, I'm back on the road.

For future reference for others...

This is under the fuse box, drivers inner fender, where the wires come out of the box and go down to split in 3 different directions. One bundle to firewall, one bundle to front clip, one bundle to engine.
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