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My 2006 dodge 3500 will not crank over. Acts like the

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My 2006 dodge 3500...

My 2006 dodge 3500 will not crank over. Acts like the batteries were dead. I have charged the batteries they both read good at NAPA. No idea why this isn't starting.

Mechanic's Assistant: Did you test the battery with a voltmeter? And have you ever changed one before?

Have I ever changed the battery? This truck has gone through 3 sets of batteries in 3 years

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your B3500 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes. This truck seems to go through batteries fast. Alternator has been replaced twice in the 4 years I've owned it. Seems to have undiagnosed electrical issues.

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Dodge
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Do you own a volt meter?

Is there battery voltage 12.6 volts at the large wire on the starter?

Which engine and transmission do you have?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
cummins 5.9 6speed
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Batteries are out of the truck. Just took them to have them checked at NAPA
Dodge Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 9 months ago

Once they are back in and connected we can continue the testing if you have a volt meter.

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Dodge Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 9 months ago

Hello Chris here again,

I am checking in to make sure you got everything you expected from my answer. The option to rate my response or reply is still available. I want to make sure you were pleased with what you paid for.

Thanks Chris

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
The truck isn’t running but that isn’t your fault. Starter checked good. New batteries installed no change.
Dodge Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 9 months ago

So will it now crank with the key?

With the key on and the starter bypassed to make it crank, will it start?

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