truck will not hold a charge? put 2 new batteries in it and a new alternator and computer. its a 96 12 valve 3500. it will run for a bit but eventually just loses all power and then will have to jump

Asked by Nov 05, 2016 at 11:04 AM about the Dodge Ram 3500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

truck will not hold a charge? put 2 new batteries in it and a new alternator and computer. its a 96 12 valve 3500. it will run for a bit but eventually just loses all power and then will have to jump it again and repeat. Truck has been I'm shop for 2 weeks and no one can figure out wtf is wrobng with it.I will reward someone to their paypal account $100 to solve this matter.

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It can be as simple as a bad corroded battery cable. Check to make sure, they're hard to spot sometimes when corrosion is inside the cable strands. (Double check) If cables are ok, check voltage on battery without engine running, should be minimum 12.4vdc. Start it up and see if voltage goes higher, if it does, then you can ruleout the alternator. If it doesn't you have a bad alternator, again.

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