can a battery of a 1998 F150 behalf way dead and have the truck not turn but light come on?

Asked by Feb 02, 2016 at 03:41 PM about the 1998 Ford F-150 XLT SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My husband says he thought the truck may need some water because it
was running funny, later on that light, while I was trying the truck continue
to act as if it wanted to cut off. I pull to the said and it cut off. I tried to start
it back up, but it would not just made a click sound. It will turn and the lights
come on but it won't start up? I had two so called mac" look at it one said it
was the engine and the other one said the fuel pump or electrical
computer. I just put a new engine in 3 years ago and a new pump a couple
of months ago. Any suggestions on what it may be

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44,355

Sound to me that the alternator is not working. Sounds like you are running off of battery power until it is gone, thus the engine quitting. I'd put a charge on the battery, try and get the truck started, and with a digital multi-meter, check at the battery to see if there is 14.5 DCV while it is running. If not then the alternator is not working.

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5,045

Before removing the battery, check for codes from the check engine plug (OBDII). If u see that lights work, they may be weak from a discharged battery and doesn't have enough power to turn enginge. If it is charged, check battery cables including at the starter end for corrosion or looseness

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I took the battery to a autoshop to charge, the battery was no good. Could this have been the issue? The battery was dying on me? Going to get battery Friday, so I will update.

5,045

Yeah that sounds right but u still want to check ur battery cables for corrosion

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