Mechanics

DODGE RAM BATTERY PROBLEM

1996 Dodge Ram • 150,000 miles

I have a 96 dodge ram 1500 4x4 with a 360. It will run good until you cut on the headlights it chockes down the moter and cuts the truck off.
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Andy lynn
December 23, 2012.




Start by testing the charging system. Measure the battery voltage with the engine running. It must be between 13.75 and 14.75 volts.

Caradiodoc
Dec 23, 2012.
I checked the voltage of the battery with the truck running and its reading 14 volts.

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Andy lynn
Dec 23, 2012.
What happens to that voltage when you turn on the head lights? 14 volts is good but to know for sure we're on the right track, use a digital meter and measure to at least one decimal place.
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Caradiodoc
Dec 24, 2012.

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