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Old 01-07-2007
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umm anyone have a clue

to start off im in ohio and its been raining for 3 days.... the past few day truck been running at its best... then tonite i get off work went out started my truck let it do its 15 min of warm up time... started on my way home driving just fine not hitting any big puddles... then my batt. light come, truck got slugish, and then lost all power... now i have all power but truck will not turn over.... wat could be up wit it
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starter?
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it works u can hear it trying to turn over the motor
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you should make a sig with info on your truck.
my guess is.. its time for a new battery.
make sure all the connections on the battery are clean, maybe take it to autozone or something to get it tested.
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i take a look when i get back to my truck but im not sure the batt light still stays on when power is on... but that might be it
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I'd say your alternator is done for. They'll usually go when it's raining and they get road mist inside them. That's how I've lost a few. Once it has a chance to dry out and the battery has a good enough charge to start her back up, she'll probably run fine until she gets wet again.

Your lights got dim and truck was running sluggish because you were running completely off the battery and you were running it down. Just letting it sit overnight may be enough for it to recharge itself. If the battery is more than 2-3 years old, I'd replace it too. Running on it the way that you were can completely ruin it and I wouldn't trust it going into winter.

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I'd say your alternator is done for. They'll usually go when it's raining and they get road mist inside them. That's how I've lost a few. Once it has a chance to dry out and the battery has a good enough charge to start her back up, she'll probably run fine until she gets wet again.

Your lights got dim and truck was running sluggish because you were running completely off the battery and you were running it down. Just letting it sit overnight may be enough for it to recharge itself. If the battery is more than 2-3 years old, I'd replace it too. Running on it the way that you were can completely ruin it and I wouldn't trust it going into winter.

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thanx bro thos were the first things i was ganna check in the morning
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alternator has my vote
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i think thats it too... but im still not sure
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Sounds like alternator trouble to me. Check the wiring, or take it out completely and get it checked at a mechanic.
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Sounds like alternator trouble to me. Check the wiring, or take it out completely and get it checked at a mechanic.
thos are my plans for tomarrow
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