CHECK GAGES LIGHT CAME ON AND BATTERY GAGE IS ...

  • Tiny
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  • 2002 Dodge Ram
  • 120,000 miles

Check gages light came on and battery gage is the all the way on the low side. We've replaced the altenator along with a new battery, the truck turns but the check gages still comes on and the battery gage is very low, what can it be?

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Sunday, April 7th, 2013 AT 11:31 AM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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What is the voltage at the battery with the engine running

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Sunday, April 7th, 2013 AT 4:22 PM
  • Tiny
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Battery voltage is 12 to 13

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Sunday, April 7th, 2013 AT 6:39 PM
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The alternator is not working. It should be 14 to 14.5 volts.

Is the fat red wire on top of the alternator 12 volts?

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Sunday, April 7th, 2013 AT 7:56 PM

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