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02 Ram 24 Valve not cranking makes Tick noise

Old 12-11-2016, 10:46 PM
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02 Ram 24 Valve not cranking makes Tick noise

Hello, I'm new on owning a diesel and I live in Alaska so it gets cold, but my problem is when I go out and try to cold start my 24 Valve it loses power while I wait for the "Wait to Start" light to go off. When it goes off all the power comes back but it cranks slowly, then ticks like the battery is dead. Could this be my battery? How do I know which one is bad? Only vehicle at the moment and anything would help. Thanks!
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Batteries either empty or defective.
I would try charging them first.
What does your voltmeter read while driving down the road?
If you want to test the batteries test them separately- they must not be connected, you will get false readings.
If one is bad and one is OK, change both! And get the exact same model for both sides!

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agree with alpine ram.

Another potential possibility is the starter contacts they can do some odd things when they are toast like click with nothing, slow to turn over, starter wont shutoff once started. Never heard of them killing the truck power but the clicky noise yes.
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