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.

1 Answer

6,535

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.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Dodge Ram 3500 Questions

Dodge Ram 3500 Experts

#1 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 500
#2 hacksaw77864
hacksaw77864
Reputation 250
#3 Dave Turgeon
Dave Turgeon
Reputation 190
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Ram 2500
160 Great Deals out of 5,240 listings starting at $3,495
Used Ram 3500
107 Great Deals out of 17,573 listings starting at $13,995
Used Ford F-350 Super Duty
398 Great Deals out of 26,497 listings starting at $3,000
Used Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD
119 Great Deals out of 9,200 listings starting at $4,695
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
343 Great Deals out of 46,938 listings starting at $1,895
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
307 Great Deals out of 27,740 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ram 2500
125 Great Deals out of 29,057 listings starting at $7,990
Used GMC Sierra 3500HD
63 Great Deals out of 3,860 listings starting at $7,900
Used Dodge Ram 1500
454 Great Deals out of 11,152 listings starting at $700
Used Chevrolet Silverado 3500
19 Great Deals out of 568 listings starting at $4,480
Used Ford F-450 Super Duty
34 Great Deals out of 2,618 listings starting at $7,937
Used Ford F-350
294 listings starting at $6,500
Used GMC Sierra 2500HD
112 Great Deals out of 14,005 listings starting at $2,650
Used Ford F-150
2,191 Great Deals out of 206,316 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,718 Great Deals out of 175,749 listings starting at $1,250

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.