Electrical

Asked by Oct 20, 2016 at 11:36 PM about the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Mega Cab

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My Dodge 1500 acts like My alternator
just quits working. I've replaced it and
the same thing happened shortly after.
Anyone else have this problem?

6 Answers

130

Hey get it started let battery charge and then take battery cable off over night of it cranks tomorrow then most likely you got a short or if you replace the alternator make sure the hot wire isn't touching back of alternator shoring it out

Thanks for the input. I checked the wiring between the alternator and battery and everything seems good. I put a volt meter on the alternator and it's not putting out voltage like it should so I think I may have bought a defective one. Going to take it back to be tested and exchange it for a good one. Should fix my problem.

130

You can see but a bad alternator

130

You can for sure but a bad alternator I have

74,565

I am guessing you are buying el cheapo rebuilts, not a quality alternator. The cheapies only replace the part that is bad and leave all the old junk which means they fail really fast.

I paid $180.00 for a new one at auto zone. I don't do shirt cuts.

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