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I have a 2001 Dakota 3.9L and I can't keep the battery charged. I had the altenator checked and it is good. I put a new bettery in it 1 month ago. Yesterday, I jumped the truck and went to my son's Tee ball game which is about 20 minutes of city driving.About an hour later when I left the game, I had to jump it again. When I got home, I killed it and started it 3 times, let it sit for an hour and started it again. This morning I went to start it and it was dead. I am thinking of driving the truck for a while tonight and disconnecting the battery and then trying again in the morning. Any ideas?
 
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it might be your battery, wont hold a charge any more, i would check the fluid level in, see if its ok, and if it is, you should have it checked at an auto parts store.
 

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sounds like the alternator isnt charging the battery. also check the wiring going into the alternator to see if any has come loose. let us know what happens.

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swing by a parts store and have them check your battery. If it's bad have them throw you in another. don't go by the green dot. mine was dead with a green dot.....good luck
 

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You Need To Check Your Grounds, So Pull Out The Voltmeter Buddy, Cus It Sounds To Me That You Got A Short Somewhere, And Whenever You Shut It Off It Just Drains The Battery Right? Then Something Is Deff Shorted To Ground Somewhere.
 
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