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Truck dies hitting bumps. battery drained dead. But a jump start, it runs fine

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Check the cables to the battery and alternator. they may not have good connection. Use a multimeter to make sure that you get about 12 to14v on the wires not the battery. If the battery is dead The alternator is usually the culprit. Hope this helps

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BATTERY HAS CELL PLATES SHORTING TOUCHING ON INSIDE BATTERY HAVE BATTERY CHECKED OUT. CHECK BATTERY CABLES MAKE SURE THEY ARE TIGHT.

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well this is what you should try ,,jump the car get it running
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if the car stops the alternator is gone (thats what charges the battery) if the car runs its fine

and if u have put another new battery in it and the alternator is fine look for any broken wires earths or positives that could be making it drain so quick
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