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2002 Ram 1500 4.7. Truck sat for a week or two, would not crank- common for this truck, has always done this. This time, jumped it, dies as soon as you let go of the key- exactly like the old MOPAR ballast resistor issue. Didn't see one under the hood, figured they wouldn't actually still use those things,.... anyway, before I brave the 20 degree weather to get into it, anything obvious on these trucks?
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How's the condition of the battery, and have you had the alternator tested as well? If the alternator isn't putting out then it'd die right away.
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Thanks for the post, CdnoilRAM, - Battery and alt are good, my draining problem is from aftermarket junk sucking on the battery. As far as the running problem, I braved the cold and started in on it. First thing I did was disconnect the battery for a couple of minutes to rule out glitchy sparks, and that's what did it. Works fine now. Just like fixing a pc!
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