1997 Dodge Dakota truck wont start

Tiny
RIAAN08
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  • 1997 DODGE DAKOTA
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 215,000 MILES
My truck ran fine one day and wont start the next I had it jumped it ran fine and then all of a sudden it died and would not start so I had it jumped again drove it home ran fine then died again now it is stuck in the middle of my driveway. I dont know if it is the battery or ground wires or what please if you can help that would be great thanks
Sunday, January 18th, 2009 AT 9:11 PM

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Tiny
JAMES W.
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  • 2,395 POSTS
Sounds like your alternator isn't charging your battery. With the truck idling, you should have 13 to 14.5 volts going into the battery. If you have 12 volts or less, it's not charging.
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Sunday, January 18th, 2009 AT 9:53 PM

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