1999 Dodge Dakota battery/alternator

Tiny
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  • 1999 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 132,000 MILES
I just put and whole new clutch system in my truck and while it was sitting the battery died. I finished the job and charged the battery back up, it held a charge and I drove the truck for four days fine. Then I started to have to jump the truck off every time I wanted to start it. So I checked the charge on the battery and it was low so I charged it up and still had to jump it off the get it started. But with the truck off the battery read good. But with it on it only read 12.59 amp and it steadly drops until it finally will die. So I took off the alternator and had it tested and it passed. So I was told that there is a fuse in the line that plugs into the back of the alernator but I can't find it, and I don't know what else could be the problem. Could you tell me if you know the problem. Thanks billy
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Saturday, May 10th, 2008 AT 10:26 PM

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Tiny
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Sounds like a bad battery. What voltage do you have with the truck running at the battery? Should be around 14v.
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Sunday, May 11th, 2008 AT 6:57 AM
Tiny
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I am only getting 12.60v at the battery with the truck on.
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Sunday, May 11th, 2008 AT 10:44 AM
Tiny
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Check for power at the fat red wire at the back of alternator, if no power then check fuses, if you have power replace the alternator
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Sunday, May 11th, 2008 AT 4:00 PM
Tiny
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I just had the alternator checked and it passed, plus it is only a month old. But I will check the wire on the back of the alternator and let you know what I find. Thanks
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Sunday, May 11th, 2008 AT 9:32 PM

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