I HAVE A 96 DODGE RAM 1500 4X4 WITH A 360

  • Tiny
  • andy lynn
  • 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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Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 AT 12:22 AM

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

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Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 AT 1:20 AM
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  • andy lynn
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I checked the voltage of the battery with the truck running and its reading 14 volts.

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Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 AT 2:22 AM
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  • caradiodoc
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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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Monday, December 24th, 2012 AT 12:37 AM

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