Think I need a bigger alternator? lol

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by Redneck_ranger, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Okay, let me just say that the truck was idling at this point and it was still dropping. This drop happens immediately after all of the off road lights are put on and only my fog lights and parking lights are on.



    After they're all on:


    Definitely gonna grab an expo alternator when I get the chance until I can afford to get a bigger aftermarket one
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2012
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  3. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    I am officially tired FOR you Pete. Sell SELL SELL the truck...please for god sakes....SELL IT!!!
  4. OP

    Redneck_ranger Banned

    That's only because the off road lights are all on. Did I not say that? Haha. When I'm driving the truck with em on the battery don't drop nearly as much.

  5. Freemans 00

    Freemans 00 Active Member

    lol Pete Ill feel your pain before you do. You have so much to fix its not funny
  6. OP

    Redneck_ranger Banned

    Yeah haha. I wanted a fixer upper, but bit off more than I can chew. This was actually when I was waiting for you lol
  7. Freemans 00

    Freemans 00 Active Member

    lol what were you doing with the lights on in the parking lot
  8. OP

    Redneck_ranger Banned

    Ummmm..... Blinding the drive thru attendant... haha
  9. buggman

    buggman Do not touch the trim!

    I'd save up for a 200-250a alternator rather than do the job 2 or 3 times.
    The 130 will be better than the stock 90+/- but that's a lot of amperage getting drawn.
  10. OP

    Redneck_ranger Banned

    I don't have the money for it right now. I'd rather have a slightly stronger one and be able to run the lights than keep this one and kill the battery. I mean, it's only $20 from the yard for it. So why not? Haha
  11. doyouquaxu

    doyouquaxu FUUUUUUUUUUUUU

    that reminds me, i need a voltmeter.
  12. OP

    Redneck_ranger Banned

    lol You're welcome Mac. I actually found an expo being parted out on CL, so I shot the guy an email seeing how much he wanted for the alternator if it was a 4.0
  13. doyouquaxu

    doyouquaxu FUUUUUUUUUUUUU

    i also need an expo alt. even though my LEDs draw little power and i don't use them much, my system does lol
  14. OP

    Redneck_ranger Banned

    There's a bunch of Explorers for parts around here. I'll see what I can dig up for ya
  15. doyouquaxu

    doyouquaxu FUUUUUUUUUUUUU

    i've got some yards around here. need to sell some stuff before i can afford it
  16. djfllmn

    djfllmn ^^^ I am Mr. Clean!

    theres also no guarentee the JY alternator is gonna work...i agree with terry just save up and buy a good one like he said rather than have to do the job might as well put a new serp. belt on when you swap the alternator
  17. 01B3000

    01B3000 ORIGINAL Portable Seizure

    You I should see what mine is with all the strobes and my sub on, i always turn off my sub because i dont want to fry my alternator
  18. OP

    Redneck_ranger Banned

    I would be looking at the mileage of the truck before I pulled it and try to find the lowest one. Yeah, there's no gaurantee but for $20 compared to $100, why not? Haha
  19. doyouquaxu

    doyouquaxu FUUUUUUUUUUUUU

    i like to live dangerously.
  20. Fx4wannabe01

    Fx4wannabe01 New Member

    My alt always tests good when I test it, but man....she drops to 12.1 with heads, fogs, and heater on full blast @ idle. Everywhere else it's great(obviously lol). Yay for 95a stock ford part with 130k on it. I'm not too disappointed in my need to sometime replace it with something far better.

    If anything, grab a rebuilt one from an auto parts store.....warranty, somewhat cheap, and it gives good peace of mind. Rather than dealing with a JY unit where the vehicle may have had 200k before it gave up, thus being the reason it's at the JY in the first place. That's what I'll be doing as I don't have the kind of load that requires a freakin' 200a alt...even with my 4 130w KC's.

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