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Old 03-21-2012, 08:47 AM
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battery keeps dieing

with fully charged batteries and a good alternator, by the time the glow plug light is out the truck will only turn over a few times. This happens after i let it sit for a few days and i dont plug it in since its been warm. Theres no problems that i know of beside a going bad window button assemble and the od push button isnt lighting up.

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Old 03-21-2012, 08:50 AM
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Have you hooked up any new accessories or lights lately? If so, there could be a slow and steady draw that needs to be fixed.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:53 AM
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I don't know how you're determining the state of your batteries charge, but they can be "fully charged" and have little capacity (because they're bad....)

Take them out, fully charge them again, and have them Load Tested at a High Rate to know what the condition of those batteries really are!
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:48 PM
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Second the load test. They might show full charge, but fall flat on their faces when needed.

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Old 03-21-2012, 05:52 PM
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I took them to advance auto and they did there test on them. They where new in late 2008. 2009
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:17 PM
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did they actually load test them? and did you get them to test your alternator too? if that was tested and good, then start tracing ground wires of anything you might have added lately, then fuses.
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:36 PM
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You say 'unless the block heater is plugged in.'
So, if it's plugged in, it's an easier start, and unplugged it's a hard/no start?
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:42 AM
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yes usally if its plugged in its easier to start. They tested them but i ain't sure if they load tested them Im assuming they didn't becuase the battery will charge to 100 but under cranking sometime is dies rather fast. No new lights nothing like that. But the one battery that has all the wires tieing into it the battery clamb is corroded half away. Fixing this isssue right now.
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