Originally Posted by JackandJanet
Smoke, I'm not trying to start an argument, but I think bad diodes would cause some real charging problems, other than the battery light. His tests sound like everything is super OK to me. And, not to hijack the thread or anything, but how's your truck? Is it all repaired and recovered from the sad things that happened to it?
Ah, no problem with the diode thing. That's what I experienced "years ago", and with new technology, I could be light years BEHIND.
As far as the truck, it's was fixed, thank you. I am firmly convinced this truck hates me, though. It was delivered with a dent in the front quarter panel. The dealer had it "paintless" removed. It turned out flawless. At one week old, I took a stone to the factory windshield - major crack - had to replace it. Within the next week, I got rear-ended (mildly), but it still cost close to $600 for the new bumper and paint for it. Two days later, the lawncare at office complex scratched the freshly painted bumper with the walk-behind mower. Good luck proving that one. After that, my son noticed a leak, which turned out to be a blown oil filter that coated everything on the underside with oil so bad, I couldn't even see where it was leaking. I even checked the oil filter. Rushing it in, the dealer took care of it as it was their filter and change. Then, the actuator for the blend door almost caused me to disown my dealer (long story), and after four trips to the shop and raising the roof, they finally fixed it (well, sort of... see following). Then, I took another stone to the windshield again... third windshield. When that windshield was being replaced, the installer put a gash on the A-pillar with his sealant scraper... denied it... took money off of the install... blah, blah, blah. Now, the blend door actuator (the new replaced one) is acting up again, so it has to go back again to have the dash pulled.
Ah, yes. Other than some other stupid things like being delivered with burned out bulbs (rear license), broken armrests (rear seat), front-end out of alignment, and no speed sensitive volume on radio, all is well. I snicker because for all the miles I have driven over the years, this is the first truck to run the spectrum like this. I still love the truck even though it has a black cloud hanging over it. I sure hope the Good Lord keeps me safe in it. I haven't logged near the miles I usually do, and at close to 20,000 miles in under 5 months, I'm hoping the bugs are worked out. It is a nice truck, and although it's not a big-time hauler like my past diesels, it will do while providing a nice plush ride in comfort and style.
Got more than you bargained for there, huh, JackandJanet?