Is the starter and the alternator the same thing in a 1989 Ford f150?

Asked by Dec 04, 2014 at 08:00 PM about the 1989 Ford F-150 S Standard Cab LB

Question type: General

3 Answers

4,795

Nope. Your alternator is up near the front of the engine and the path of your serpentine belt goes around it's pulley. The starter is on the bottom side of the engine. This is a picture of the alternator on a '89 Ford F150

5 out of 5 people think this is helpful.
4,795

And this is a picture of the starter on your truck

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
16,135

The starter is only used to start the engine, it turns the flywheel between the motor and transmission, once the engine starts it disengages the flywheel. The alternator generates electrical power to run the electronics in your car and keep the battery charged.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • F150 4 answers

    My 2010 f150 truck won't start in the mornings but will start after the weathers warms up. I have replaced the Battery to no success. I also took my truck to Auto Zone they tested the alternator a...

    2010 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew 4WD

    -

    General

  • My 1989 f150 fired up my wife released the e break it died and now it will not do any thing 8 answers

    1989 Ford F-150

    -

    General

  • Why is the charge gauge on my 1985 ford f150 reading very high? 3 answers

    After I installed a new alternator in my 1985 Ford F150 about a month & half ago the charge gauge started to fluctuate, a mechanic friend checked the voltage & said it was fine. Last weekend my daug...

    1985 Ford F-150

    -

    General

  • did valve cover gaskets typically go out on the 5.0's in 1989? 1 answer

    This truck that im looking at buying has only 68000 miles on it but is leaking out a quart every 1000 miles or so. Im under the impression that the valve cover gasket is to blame but that seems like a...

    1989 Ford F-150

    -

    General

  • 1989 ford f150 with ignition issues 3 answers

    Hey guys.. Just bought a 1989 f150. New solenoid, alternator, battery is good. The truck starts great, when it wants too. I can go out there at it will start up just fine, shut it off and come ou...

    1989 Ford F-150 S Standard Cab 4WD LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

F-150

Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 205,060 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $1,273.

ZIP:

Search Ford F-150 Questions

Ford F-150 Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 6,270
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 3,960
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,340
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,142 Great Deals out of 57,183 listings starting at $995
Used Ford F-250
557 listings starting at $1,977
Used Ford Mustang
726 Great Deals out of 38,165 listings starting at $1,750
Used Ford Ranger
217 Great Deals out of 6,919 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
34,038 listings starting at $17,855
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
185 Great Deals out of 102,203 listings starting at $16,985
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
298 Great Deals out of 8,300 listings starting at $18,891
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
558 Great Deals out of 11,211 listings starting at $9,900
2013 Ford F-150 For Sale
787 Great Deals out of 14,624 listings starting at $7,527