Posted by Janicholson on December 26, 2012 at 20:11:12 from (18.104.22.168):
In Reply to: Re: OT/Ford posted by Retired Farmer on December 26, 2012 at 19:51:58:
The draw is dramatic and will draw down the battery over night. The dimming of the lights while operating is a key. A short circuit is possible, but it is more likely an issue with the alternator. Both problems can be caused from a bad bridge diode. in the alt. Loosen but do not remove the nut on the back of the alternator where the large wire attaches. Put your meter between the removed terminal on the battery, as before. Now remove the alt wire. If the draw goes to millivolts, That is the issue. If no change, then removing fuses one at a time is the next step. Set the meter so you can see it from the fuse box. Jim
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