Stuck in Commiefornia...
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Clearfield, Utah
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I've done a few alternators on these now. If you take your time and get all your tools together ahead of time it's a 20 minute job. Try to convince the boys at the parts house to swap you out for a matched set of batteries if they test even slightly off. Final thing, check the grounds on your truck. With the gauges acting up, sometimes you'll lose a ground and the powe had to pass through other paths, screws with the gauges and other electrical system items and you can't really tell til the ground fails completely. Just take a few minutes and check, might find something simple that will save you a bunch of fresh headaches in the future.
The Current Truck (Oct-2013 to Present):
1999 (Early) F-350 Lariat, CCLB, SRW, Black/Tan
7.3L Powerstroke, 4R100, 4x4, 3.73, 37x13.50-18s, '05 Axle Swap, 6" Fabtech lift, GTP38 "D66" turbo upgrade, SCT 4-position chip with custom tuning by me, Straight Piped 4" down pipe through 5" dual stacks, N-Fab full length triple steps, Pro-Tech cab guard and tool box, louvered 5th wheel gate, Hella 500 Fog and Driving lamps, much more to come...
The one I'll miss, (Mar-2009 to Jan-2014):
2000 Excursion XLT 4x4
6.8L V-10, 4R100, 4.30, 285/75-18, 271whp / 388wtq
The one I won't, (Jul-2005 to Sep-2012):
2005 F-350 XLT, CCLB, SRW, 4x4 FX4
6.0L PSD, ZF-6S650, 3.73, 35x12.5-18, 4.5" Lift