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Old 06-24-2009, 02:27 AM
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Default I have no power at all.

Today I drove my truck to work and then to lunch and back and it was running fine, then when i came out to start my truck to go home, nothing happened whe I turned the key except a slight clicking, so I tried it a few more times until there was nothing when I turned the key.

So I went out and cleaned up the battery got corrosion off, cleaned the connectors, tried again and still nothing. At this point I noticed that nothing else electrical worked, no lights, the power locks and windows didnt work, the horn didnt work. So I took battery to have it tested and it was fine, did not need a charge either.

A friedn came to help me and had a voltage meter and was checking stuff and he though the battery was fine and stuff but that the charge was not grounded properly and that is why it was not working, but he looked at all the grond connections and they all seemed to be firmly in place. I felt each connector with my finger, the positive one was a little warm to the touch and the negative connector was not warm at all.

Can anyone else think of anything that this could be?
Because I am totally stumped.
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:24 AM
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I forgot to mention I have a 95 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Reg Cab 4 wheel drive, 5.2L V8 engine.
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I forgot to mention I have a 95 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Reg Cab 4 wheel drive, 5.2L V8 engine.
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I don't have an answer to your question sorry, but someone with a better knowledge will soon.
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:04 AM
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ok thanks got it changed
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im not to familiar with that truck, but try checkin the postive cable fromt the battery to wherever it runs, it may have internal corrosion, or a bad connection point, electrical is simple, start at the battery and work your way out, and youll find the problem. prob just something simple
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:08 AM
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I believe when my friend was helping me last night he checked for that. He thinks it is not getting grounded properly, because all the connections had the right voltage when he tested them, but we also checked all the ground locations and they as seem to be securely attached.
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I had the same thing happen to me a few years back. Drove to a meeting, went to leave a half an hour later...dead. Nothing. Checked the battery, dead. Just like that. Installed a new battery and have not had that problem since. Some things are strange.
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It's sounds like the battery went. Your meter will say that there is voltage but you need amps as well the quick way is to jump start the truck and then see if it stays running, If not you battery is dead.
In these cases I tell friends to replace the alternator as well, the voltage regulator is built into them and they get fried when trying to charge a dead battery
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