My 86 720 Kingcab had been mostly sitting for about three years under a shed. I had started maybe run it around the farm to warm it up maybe three or four times. Each time I would remove the battery. Today, with a fully charged battery, I decided to take it down the road to loosen it up. May run it two or three miles. When doing so, I noticed that the gauge indicated it wasn't charging. I checked around for broken or loose wires but after finding none, I put in a rebuilt alternator. I am pretty sure that the one that was in there was original. Still, not reading a charge. Anybody got any ideas what I should check next?
Check your fusible link on your positive battery post.It's the fat wire.
Thanks Tommy. I'll trace the wires back and see if I can find it. Glad to see that this forum still has active members.
If you've only driven it three or four times in the past three years, a lot could go wrong. Stuff just has to be driven more than that to remain mechanically sound. If you know it's a good battery and you put in a new alternator, my money is on the wiring somewhere.
Yeah, that's my belief too. I was hoping for something specific but, I know it's hard to that when the problem is not in front of you. Thanks