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68 S-code GT
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From: Sayreville, NJ, US
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posted 01-11-2005 09:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A guy at work has a 99 Ranger with a 3.0 in it and is having problems. He said that the gage indicating the charge went from normal to ballistic. Also said that lights in the dash started to flicker as well but I didnít ask him if they were idiot lights or lights to illuminate the dash. He put a new battery in there and the truck was fine but then the same thing happened the next day. I havenít looked at it yet but do you think itís the alternator? That would be my first guess and I donít know if there is a voltage regulator bolted somewhere like older cars or if itís in the alternator. Being so new there could be a bunch of other thing that could be causing this so I thought I would ask.

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Ed S.

68 S-code FB GT 4spd(now C6)/3.25 PS PDB
68 J-code(now 289) Cp Sprint"B" C4/3L00-9" PDB PS AC
99 F150 XLT Ext/cab, 4X4, 5.4L, 3L55

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MLariviere
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posted 01-11-2005 09:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This sounds like a bad chassis or body ground to me.

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68 S-code GT
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posted 01-13-2005 12:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Checked it out! Battery light was on and the gauge needle was down but steady. Pulled it and had them check the alt out at the parts store. It was bad but I donít know if it was the alternator or the regulator that was inside it. Either way now, itís fixed.

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Ed S.

68 S-code FB GT 4spd(now C6)/3.25 PS PDB
68 J-code(now 289) Cp Sprint"B" C4/3L00-9" PDB PS AC
99 F150 XLT Ext/cab, 4X4, 5.4L, 3L55

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