Question about 2004 Dodge Ram 1500
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
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.
Posted on Aug 23, 2008
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.
Posted on Aug 27, 2008
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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