02 Dodge Ram 1500 won't start

Asked by Feb 16, 2015 at 03:54 PM about the Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the lights are bright and radio works fine.  Will not even be able to be jumped. When I turn it over it would click as if it was the alternator. I took it to napa, had it tested said there was no charge. I replaced the alternator and the battery. Now when I turn it over it seems like it trys to start then just fades and doesn't start. When I jump it, it starts right up.  Any suggestions?

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Check your battery connections, both ends. After you jump it, put a multi meter on the posts of the battery. You should have 13.5-14.5 volts. If not then your new alternator might have a problem. If Napa says the alternator is good, then it could be the PCM. I think on dodges the pcm controls voltage regulation.

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