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Battery light on battery & alternator good. no corrotion on cables tech says he put full charge on my battery. don't know who to believe light only stays on a few minutes then goes off

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Check the alternator while the light is on. Make sure the belt is not slipping.

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Have the same problem. Had the battery check at AutoZone for free. Ollder battery (3 years) Battery is weak. Drops down close to 10 volts under a load. Goes to 14 volts with vehicle running. No problems starting vehicle. Light goes out couple of miles down the road. Recommend replacing battery.

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It sounds to me like you have an issue with your battery not being fully charged.

If, after you drive the truck for a while and you still can't start your truck without jumping it that would lead me to believe that either your battery is in need of replacement or your alternator isn't working as it should.

What you can do is try to charge your battery to full capacity. If the battery is able to charge fully then you know its not your battery. Also after you have the battery fully charged try to start your truck up. It should turn over just fine. If it doesn't I would check and make sure you have enough cold cranking amps for your application.

If its not the battery the next place to check would be the alternator which charges your battery while the engine is running.

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