Mechanics

RUNNING ISSUE

1996 Dodge Ram • V8 2WD Automatic •

My 96 Dodge Ram starts, but will not stay running unless I have it hooked up to jumper cables. I had the battery, and the alternator checked both were good. What else could be causing this?
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Kingjames_30
December 29, 2010.




Test the ignition switch start here
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Rasmataz
Dec 29, 2010.
The ignition switch is fine. The car starts, and does not stay on when I shut it off or do any of my dash lights. The issue is that is does not stay running, and hold a charge once I get it started. The truck will only run when hooked up to another car. As I said before the alternator is good, the battery is good according to voltage tests.

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Kingjames_30
Dec 30, 2010.
I how did you test the ignition switch to be considered operational, What was the alternator output voltages and Is the battery 12.6 or better w/o no load.

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Rasmataz
Dec 30, 2010.
It stays at 14 volts no load.

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Kingjames_30
Dec 30, 2010.

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