06 Dodge Ram 2500 5.7ltr Hemi

Asked by Jan 10, 2015 at 02:22 PM about the 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Problem:  battery drains at temps
below teens. Will not start. Turns
over a little slow normally. Batt 1 yr
old, 880 cca, just tested & charged .
Installed in truck. Still woulf not start,
showed no charge on dash. Ran
jumpers for 20+ min before would
start. Dash guage will only read
50%+.  Tested batt: Voltage reads:
14:unhooked, 12+: hooked, not
running w/ lights & radio on. All
cables look good/tight.  Any help
appreciatted. Thanks

1 Answer

4,715

you say you bench tested the battery with a load tester (vat 40 or a midtronics tester) and it shows good CCA ... it sounds like an internally shorted battery ..I have seen battery's show good voltage but very little amperage ...and also a shorted battery will not take a jump either from another vehicle ...the best test is to leave the battery in and disconnect it from the vehicle and test it cold....if you don't think its the battery try taking your jumper cables and giving the battery a different ground ....a bad cable or chassis ground might be what your chasing ...also did you check for draws draining the battery

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 06 Dodge Ram 2500 5.7ltr Hemi 1 answer

    Problem: battery drains at temps below teens. Will not start. Turns over a little slow normally. Batt 1 yr old, 880 cca, just tested & charged . Installed in truck. Still woulf not start, showed ...

    2006 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 4dr Mega Cab 4WD SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2007 dodge ram 2500 5.7ltr 2 answers

    After turning the truck off, I attempted to start it again. I turned the key and it was like the ignition did not want to release and the truck wouldn't start. When I turn the key and let the ignition...

    2007 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT Mega Cab 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab 4x4 HEMI acceleration problems started after I put dual exhaust muffler system on it 1 answer

    2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab 4x4 HEMI acceleration problems started after I put dual exhaust muffler system on it

    2003 Dodge Ram 2500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 99 dodge ram 2500 3 answers

    I have a 99 dodge ram 2500 I have break light and turn signals but I don't have any running light or parking light bought a new switch to put in it still not working all fuses are good. Not getting...

    1999 Dodge Ram 2500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Standard Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2500 dodge ram

    Have 2500 dodge ram.with a 6.7 hemi says the engine is still hot and won't start

    Dodge Ram 2500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Dodge Ram 2500 Questions

Dodge Ram 2500 Experts

#1 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 2,190
#2 Ram2500Diesel
Ram2500Diesel
Reputation 620
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 520
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Ram 3500
68 Great Deals out of 2,147 listings starting at $6,969
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
331 Great Deals out of 44,727 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
308 Great Deals out of 28,701 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Ram 1500
417 Great Deals out of 10,964 listings starting at $1,000
Used GMC Sierra 2500HD
122 Great Deals out of 12,838 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford F-150
2,179 Great Deals out of 194,802 listings starting at $290
Used Ford F-350 Super Duty
366 Great Deals out of 24,437 listings starting at $2,588
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,970 Great Deals out of 183,483 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500
12 Great Deals out of 250 listings starting at $3,900
Used Toyota Tundra
462 Great Deals out of 34,863 listings starting at $2,500
Used GMC Sierra 1500
805 Great Deals out of 68,894 listings starting at $1,800

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.