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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Base Reg Cab 119 WB Work Special

1997 Dodge Ram 1500
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Rear Wheel Drive, Reg Cab 6.5'
15 mpg city / 21 mpg hwy
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November 24, 2012, 8:07 pm

Nina P

Question: Do I need to replace my battery?

95 dodge ram 1500. Sometimes when I go to start it you can hear the engine crank but it wont turn over unless I jump it and once its started it runs perfectly fine. It has never shut off while I'm driving and all my lights and radio work fine, even when the engine isn't turning over. It's not that the battery is completely dead, because like I said it sounds like its going to start, it doesn't do the clinking thing or whatever. Also, it doesn't happen every time I got to start the truck its random. but has been happening more often then it used too. Since yesterday afternoon I have had to jump it 3 times. Originally I was just going to replace my battery but I was told that it could also be my alternator or my starter. I don't have the money to spend on things I don't need to so I would just like to know what the issue is? Please and thank you.

December 4, 2012, 10:55 am

Elizabeth K

The problem could be the battery, the starter, the alternator, or the wiring/connections in between. But most parts stores will test your battery, charging and starting systems (on the car) for free. So get that done and it will narrow down your choices.

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