I got a 1997 dodge ram 3.9 and the alternator was bad according to an alternator check and the battery died of course but when I jump started it it would run fine. Well I replaced the alternator


Asked by Sep 12, 2014 at 07:50 PM about the 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr LT Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Now it doesn't barely want to turn over even with jumper cables on
it.  It will start turning over faster when I give it gas and it will start
and run not very good as long as I hold the gas but when I let off it
dies and seems like the battery is dead when it is charged. So what
happen since the new alternator was put in?

2 Answers


Double check your battery connections. Make sure they are fully tight and clean.


Well guys it turns out the battery completely fried in that time frame and for some reason it just would allow the truck to run but its good now about $250 later

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • alternator change and still wont start 6 answers

    I changed my alternator and have a new battery andmy trick still wont start. it is completely dead. im not sure what the problem is. the car will start with a jump though.

    2007 Dodge Ram 1500


    Maintenance & Repair

  • New alternator and still won't start 10 answers

    2007 ram 1500 5.7 hemi quit running on road.Had alternator checked, it was bad. Replaced it. installed new. charged battery to 13.5 volts.Went to start and no.. Ignition turned over.no start. Batter...

    Dodge Ram 1500


    Maintenance & Repair

  • tapping in engine after changing my alternator 1 answer

    my dodge ram has 56,000 miles on it. it was running fine and one day the alternator just went so i changed it, well that one was bad too only lasted 3 weeks and the truck just shut down getting off a ...

    2007 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab 4WD


    Maintenance & Repair

  • why wont my truck stay running 13 answers

    ok i have a 2000 dodge 1500 with the 360 in it ive just replaced the battery and alternator fuse. i drove the truck for about 2 weeks then i go out one morning to hunt and the truck wont start. so i t...

    2000 Dodge Ram 1500


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Alternator / battery 3 answers

    Change the alternator fuse on my 2000 Dodge Durango now I have no power no where I put the jumper cables on as soon as they go on it cuts the other vehicle off

    2000 Dodge Durango R/T 4WD


    Maintenance & Repair

Search Dodge Ram 1500 Questions

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

#1 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 5,260
#2 pudgybear
Reputation 5,000
#3 dandyoun
Reputation 4,670
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150"
3,251 Great Deals out of 217,207 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Ram 2500"
153 Great Deals out of 5,787 listings starting at $2,289
Used GMC Sierra 1500"
1,048 Great Deals out of 56,524 listings starting at $2,300
Used Toyota Tacoma"
636 Great Deals out of 30,606 listings starting at $2,850
Used Dodge Dakota"
158 Great Deals out of 4,806 listings starting at $900
Used Dodge Ram 3500"
109 Great Deals out of 2,485 listings starting at $4,995
Used Ford Mustang"
728 Great Deals out of 41,499 listings starting at $900
Used Jeep Wrangler"
443 Great Deals out of 16,378 listings starting at $2,500

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
92 Great Deals out of 1,593 listings starting at $4,695
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
53 Great Deals out of 1,310 listings starting at $5,999
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
80 Great Deals out of 1,751 listings starting at $4,490
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
70 Great Deals out of 1,738 listings starting at $3,595
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
66 Great Deals out of 1,617 listings starting at $1,795