RUNNING ISSUE

  • Tiny
  • kingjames_30
  • 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?

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 AT 9:34 PM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
  • Member

Test the ignition switch start here

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Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 AT 10:05 PM
  • Tiny
  • kingjames_30
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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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Thursday, December 30th, 2010 AT 10:57 AM
  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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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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Thursday, December 30th, 2010 AT 12:32 PM
  • Tiny
  • kingjames_30
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It stays at 14 volts no load.

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Thursday, December 30th, 2010 AT 5:20 PM

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