Don't know if I fixed the problem, will update tomarrow, but I did find and fix a problem that seems to have solved everything. I put a test light in series on my negative terminal and found that I have a parasitic draw (which I kind of presumed). When battery was disconnected it was holding at 12.84v. When battery was connected, truck off, it was drawing about 2v and loosing 1/10v every 30 seconds or so. After pulling fuses and nothing, I yanked the radio out that I put in 7 years ago. To be honest I half @$$ed that as much as one could. Splicing into wires and what not. Checked for parasitic draw, nothing. Hooked battery up, truck off, holding at 12.85v, no draw. Started it up, holds around 13.6v. Ran her around the block and the sputtering, though it may be my excitement/imagination, seems to be gone. Been 30 min hooked up and still holding at 12.83v. I will update tomarrow as to the outcome overnight. Also, I took a lot of your advice as far as connections go and gave her a once over. Thanks for all the information and help. I'll upadte tomarrow.
Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 AT 7:02 PM