After being parked for about a month, tried to turn on truck and it just clicked. Used a charger to charge battery and proceeded to go get gas and drove into town. About 10 minutes the truck stalled when came to stop at traffic light. It turned back on but was running roughly and sputtering. It turned of a couple more times but I managed to get home even though it was running rough. Battery is fairly new and the alternator was replaced about a year ago. Any ideas on what the problem could be? Check engine light is on, but can't afford to take to mechanic right now.
THE 1ST IS THE "COMPUTER" BEING AN ISSUE---SEE THIS BELOW
INSTALL FULLY CHARGED BATTERY OR NEW BATTERY...DON'T MATTER.............NOT ANOTHER JUMP START
INSURE CHARGING SYSTEM WORKS....A POPULAR AUTO PARTS STORE WILL DO IT FOR FREE MOST OF THE TIME
YOUR "RUN" DOWN BATTERY MADE THE COMPUTER GO HAYWIRE
JUMPING YOUR RIG, FIRED YOU UP, GAVE YOU "JUICE", CHARGED YOUR BATTERY, OR ENABLED YOUR STARTER TO WORK
COMPUTER IS STILL HAYWIRE, FROM THE VOLTAGE DROP INITIALLY--NOW MAY STILL BE RUNNING ON "HAYWIRE DATA"
UN-JEWG-ING MR. BATTERY AND............A.........10 MINUTE WAIT, SHOULD RESET MR. COMPUTER
THEN INSTALL YOUR FULLY CHARGED BATTERY (RECHARGED, DIFFERENT, OR NEW......NOT A "LOW BATTERY")
OFF TO THE PARTS STORE---FOR BATTERY AND CHARGING SYSTEM TESTING!
IF YOU DON'T GET THIS STUFF CHECKED..............
IF THE BATTERY OR CHARGING SYSTEM SHOULD DROP VOLTAGE AGAIN
SAME THING WILL HAPPEN!
OK---LAST BORING LINK!THIS DEALS WITH CORROSION----SITTING UP AND DAMPNESS MAY MAKE IT WORSE---JUMP STARTING MAY SORTA BYPASS THE PROBLEM, BUT IT'S STILL THERE WHEN THE "JUMP" AIN'T AVAILABLE---SEE THIS LINK