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Truck is dead

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by addicted, May 13, 2008.

  1. addicted

    addicted To Him

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    May 9, 2008
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    Went to unlock the truck this morning and I had no power. I put a set of cables on it for about a half hour but had no luck. I haven't noticed any signs of a battery dragging. It's always charging by the gauge. I'm going to drag the batterys and see if there is a bad one. They are the original batterys. Could this be another issue that I'm not thinking of.

    Thanks Travis
     
  2. stacks04

    stacks04 McLovin

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    what does it do when you try to jumo it? any juice at all with the cables hooked? if it is just batteries then it should atleast show some signs of life once a jumper cables is hooked.
     
  3. addicted

    addicted To Him

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    Indiana
    Yea, once you hook the cables to it, it has some juice. When you take them off there is nothing. I pulled them out and had napa test them and one said dead and the other said recharge then test. There on charge now.
     
  4. mattydmax

    mattydmax Recruit

    Sounds like batteries should do it. My truck never really showed signs of slowing down too much and then one morning NOTHING. I replaced both and all was fine. Truck was only 2 years old and had about 30k miles.
     
  5. Gruber

    Gruber Tin Can Rider

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    1000 Oaks, California
    I'll have to consider myself lucky. I've had my truck since 9/03 and mine are still cranking............Oh! and "knock on wood".......I wonder why some last and some don't:nonod:
     
  6. addicted

    addicted To Him

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    May 9, 2008
    Indiana
    That makes me fell better. That's exactly what mine did, it showed no signs at all.

    Thanks for all your help guys.

    I'll repost when I get it running.

    Travis
     
  7. HDpullingpower

    HDpullingpower Hellion

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    Chestertown MD
    Better take some cables with you...you jinxed yourself now.:yikes:
     
  8. addicted

    addicted To Him

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    May 9, 2008
    Indiana

    My plow is probably the hardest thing on them.
     
  9. saratoga

    saratoga Unpaid Help Staff Member Moderator

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    Lithia, FL
    I've got two new batts in my 06 because the POS ac delco batteries kept leaking. Once out of the + post, and then it was leaking out the vent.
     
  10. addicted

    addicted To Him

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    Indiana
    I never had any issues until this morning.

    I just bought two new red tops.
     
  11. addicted

    addicted To Him

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    May 9, 2008
    Indiana
    She's running.

    Thanks guys.
     
  12. upbrakie

    upbrakie Recruit

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    May 9, 2008
    Topeka, KS
    Hell, went 4 years on my '03 Ranger, replaced the battery then a year later, the truck ended up sitting alot in favor of the commuter Jetta. Then I had a hell of a time keeping it charged up. Finally got a good charge on it and now it's staying up, even though I don't drive it very much.

    Dealing with a bunch of vehicles, then a bunch of equipment, I get sick of having to jump something every time I need to use it.
     
  13. DunesRunner08

    DunesRunner08 Banned

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    Phoenix, AZ
    a battery is one of the two things that you need to replace right off the bat when you buy a vehicle...the other being shocks....the factory puts the cheapest battery and the cheapest shocks they can find....
     
  14. SfcJones

    SfcJones A(ACLU) SGT. SLAUGHTER

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    I've always had good luck with AC Delco Batteries, just replaced mine a few months ago after 200k+ miles, went with Optimas
     
  15. skleppy

    skleppy New Member

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    Vancouver Island
    As far as I can tell, mine are originals as well. Four years and over 200K km on them and still craking (again, knocking on wood). I know they are coming do, its not a matter of when its where they will die.
     

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