truck starts missing when i take battery cable off

Asked by Feb 02, 2014 at 08:46 PM about the 1986 Ford Ranger STD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

truck starts missing when i take positive  battery cable off

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19,915

Is it fuel injected or carburated?

fuel injected

112,085

May I ask why you would take the battery cable off a running vehicle? Is there another issue that you are trying to figure out by doing this?

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fuel injected ive had to jump start the last two times thought it might be a bad alternator

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112,085

Ok. That not a good way to test the alternator. The sensors need the battery hooked up to function properly. Use multi meter. Your alternator should be putting out 14.5 volts.

19,915

When you take the battery cable off it is killing the power to the PCM which eventually shuts down everything electrical.This is normal.

19,915

Yes check with a vot/ohm meter or have it checked at a parts store like advance.

112,085

If you don't have a meter the your local auto parts store(auto zone) will check it with a meter for you.

19,915

HOWDY DANDY

112,085

Good evening tuff

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