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Hello, when you say battery appears to be charged, when it shuts off and does not start, what happens when you turn everything on like wipers, headlights, brakes, blower etc, does anything not work or work slow? do you happen to have a volt meter
Need to reword, I had asked if you have a volt meter and,, when you turn everything on? everything you can , blower, wipers, headlights and all, does anything work slow? I realize you say battery seems ok, I am trying to confirm the battery is fully charged, This test with the truck not running and NOT starting, Hope this makes sense
ok, can you get it running and volt meter ready, this is good as I can confrim what the problem is, If you can get running, put the meter leads on the battery terminal, I need the volt reading with engine running, even if you have to hold gas a little higher, Can this be done?
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14.1-14.2 means the charging system is 100% working., You need 13.8-14.5 volts when running to show charge output, You have that. so, what is happening? your battery is not accepting nor holding a charge, meaning, weak/bad battery, Yes, I know things work like radio etc BUT, high amp draw items like starter? not enough battery amps to power the starter, It sis not running 100% as the computer must see minimal volts OR the computer cant control certain things, Iam 99% you need a new battery, Yours in not taking or holding a charge to 12.2 volts, yours is dropping to 10.6 etc.