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2004 Dodge Truck 5.7L will not start, no battery power

I just had a problem with my dodge truck Hemi. Drove to the store everything working fine. Come out of the store and my keyless entry does not work. Unlock truck manually and I have this odd red light flashing to the lower right of the Tach. Well I have no security system and it is not 4X4. No lights, engine does not crank. Open hood, little green light on battery is glowing nicely. Long story short, I replaced the battery and everything works. Now I am concerned if I have an alternator problem? Any thoughts or comment Please let me know

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  • 2004HemiOwnr Nov 19, 2008

    I just experienced the same thing this morning. Did you ever find a solution?

  • droberson68 Jan 12, 2009

    2004 dodge ram wont start checked battery and fuses seems to have no type of connection no sond at all when i turn the key
    !!!!!

  • ghemi Jan 18, 2009


    1. I have the same issue with a 2005 Dodge Ram v8 Hemi. If the truck sits for over 2 days it does not start without being boosted. The battery has been checked, along with the connections and all is fine. any ideas as to what is happening with these trucks? I am tired of boosting it and am thinking of trading it in for some model.

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    my dash lites flicker and sometimes the cruise lite comes on and the indicator shows the transmission is in drive and drive 2 at same yime,sometimes the cruise i=lite is out and 5 min later its back on new battery in truck 2 months ago best duralst i could buy 8 year battery.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    There is more to the story than the battery. I just replaced the battery to find it dead every other day or so there is something in these engine electronics that needs to be recalled because it is draining the batteries i am getting a clicking noise from the top of the engine when i shut it off and it sounds like an accuator that may be malfunctioning causing an irregular use of the battery power. has anyone else experienced this

  • ready2burn Apr 17, 2009

    i have the same exact problem for my 2004!!!! what did yall ever do is any of your trucks fixed now if so how ?or should i just trade this pos in. p.s none of the solutions were worth a damn its still broke

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I wouldn't think it was the alternator, if the battery is "green" and it does not crank, it sounds like something else is wrong. It could be a bad connection somewhere or possibly a computer problem. I would check the battery and make sure that it is at least 12+ volts and check all the terminals to make sure that nothing came loose. A loose ground could cause some of the symptoms.

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Your truck is 4 years old. I have the same truck. The battery is comming up on its service life and should be replaced. What can happen is that one or more of the cells in the battery can short together internally. If you place a volt meter on the battery, it will show 12 volts.

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

I can be the battery, there is an issue if your battery is low on volts or amps the computer and sensors will not come on. The little green light is just a float in the battery that when the battery has a charge will float to the top showing a green indicator. It does not take much to float the indicator so it can be missleading. If your worried about the altenator you can take it to most major autoparts store chains and they can test it for free while it is still in truck.

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You have no alternator problem. your batt went bad it reversed polarity. your neg turned into pos and your pos turned into neg. if you changed your batt cabels around it would have worked fine.

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