Question about 1997 Dodge Dakota
Battery was not charging - changed battery and alternator - still not charging
Doubt it's the ECU, but it's behind the passenger kick panel on most Daks. Sounds like bad ground, or something is drawing too much current. Stick a voltmeter across your battery after you charge it, and start pulling fuses until you see which circuit is loading it down, if that is what's happening. Do this with key off. Or instead of pulling your hair out, pay the dealer to diagnose it only, then you repair.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It sounds like you have a major compent shorted out somewhere. Some thing is causing a discharge. Therefore your altenator is not responding and the car is draining the battery. Is the circuit between the altenator and the battery broken?? Also, you may need to check all the chassis grounds. Sometimes all your problems can stem from just a bad ground.
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
I was running into this problem with my 97 5.2l Dakota and after some searching I found the the "Fuse Link" between the Alternator and the Battery was blow. Found a suitable "Fuse Link" at a local Auto parts store for about $5.
Posted on Oct 25, 2009
There is a ground cable that attaches to the back of the engine and to the body, make sure its still attached. It will be about a foot long braided cable.
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Posted on Jan 07, 2010
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