i have a dodge 1500 ram truck.if i let it sit for a little while it goes completely dead!!no lights no buzzer no radio,nothing!!! just put a new battery in too!!!if i jump it it will start but i have

Asked by Jul 22, 2013 at 12:13 PM about the 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr LT 4WD Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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26,075

You need to evaluate your charging system. There may be a draw, your new battery might be junk, your alternator could have issues. I wouldn't just throw parts at it, get it checked out. PS: don't try to charge a dead battery by the alternator - you'll burn out the alternator!

I don't think its the alternator because it goes completely dead!!no idiot lights and when I charge it the amp gauge is at 14

took the truck to walmart and it was a bad battery!!!replaced it free of charge and good as new now!!

26,075

Glad to hear it.

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