why wont my 1997 dodge ram 1500 battery wont keep a charge?

Asked by Jun 08, 2014 at 12:15 PM about the Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I bought a new battery, had the alternator checked and replaced the battery cables.  I will
charge the battery and when driving around the battery guage drops, then within a few
minutes the truck dies.

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Check you negative battery cable where it attaches to the frame and motor. If it's loose or dirty it will cause this issue.

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