As I have expected for the past couple of months my alternator finally kick the bucket. On the plus side I'm glad it happened now because I was planning putting in a sub and amp as soon as I get a day where the temp breaks 40, and I don't want to argue with Ford about it. Since I have a little under a year left on my warranty this should give the new alt. just enough time to prove itself to be good/bad before my warrant is up. I've noticed from most other post if it bad they will fail in under a year.