My truck wont start it says the battery is low

Asked by Feb 07, 2017 at 10:09 AM about the 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I popped the hood to hook up the jumper cables once i put the negative cable
it turned on I let it run for a while and turned it off and now it wont start

4 Answers

73,705

The battery needs to be checked, may be low on charge, may be old & bad. Also the charging system needs to be checked to see if it charges the battery. Make sure the battery cables are in good shape, clean and tight.

its a new battery

2,365

You need a alternator

73,705

Then have the charging system checked like I mentioned, make sure the battery cables are in good shape. Unless the battery is draining down while it sits. Then it would have to be checked for a parasitic draw on the battery.

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