When I disconnect cables no power. Does anyone know what could be the cause?

Asked by Mar 14, 2012 at 07:45 PM about the Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1997 RAM 1500 has sat for several months. I just finished repairs and the battery did not have enough power. When I jumped it the positive terminal threw a spark and now nothing happens when I turn the key. I get lights with jumper cables connected nothing when I disconnect.
Thank you.

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Plates in battery is shot. Possibly from freezing when total discharged.

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Thank you Mark. I'll give it a try.

915

Definitely bad battery. Probably shorted cell internally

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Thank you. It was the battery. I replaced the battery and the truck is running fine.

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