Is it my battery or my alternator

  1. Chelle Cowan profile image60
    Chelle Cowanposted 18 months ago

    Is it my battery or my alternator

    I have a 1997 Dodge Dakota Sport and it wont start unless it is jumped. The gauge inside the cab says the battery is charging but once I shut it off its dead. The lights dont dim as I drive it so I'm inclined to think battery, but had it tested and its good.

  2. ptosis profile image74
    ptosisposted 18 months ago

    goto Autozone, they will check your alternator for free in the parking lot

  3. PhoenixV profile image69
    PhoenixVposted 18 months ago

    We used to disconnect the positive cable from the battery while the car was running. Today the cars electronics are more sophisticated so its not advisable however if the car dies its the alt.