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Old 01-31-2011, 12:56 PM
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I think my alternator on my 2000 Ram is draining the battery when the key is turned off, is there any way it could be the fuse that controls that circuit? I have disconnected the alternator and the battery(new) holds its charge,but when it is connected the battery is dead after two or three nights.,hjodwever when the truck is running the meter shows that the alternator is charging the battery. The truck has 140,000 miles on it and runs like new,except for this problem . thank you for any help you can offer me.
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It can't be the fuse itself but there is a possibility that the alternator is the problem. You can verify this by performing a key off draw test with a DVOM and unhooking the alternator. Keep in mind that once your battery is discharged, that the charging system is NOT designed to bring your battery back to a full charge and it needs to be trickle charged overnight.
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