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Old 07-24-2010, 01:45 AM
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hey guys,
I killed my battery today playing the radio while removing and repairing the rear window (the plastic thing that holds the two cable ends in broke)

back to the main problem... I killed the battery, charged it back up and now the D stalls while at idle or when I pull up to a stop light, hell... it even stalled once when I slowed down to make a sharp corner

Any Idea's??????
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Old dead battery that is not keeping a charge. Mine did the same thing. Went to start it one day and it turned over very slow but started. It ran but would not idle. Kept the RPMs up to charge the battery for about five minutes and then it would idle. Put the charger on the battery after shutting it off and it would not play at all. New battery and all is better.
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put a new battery in it, these trucks are VERY particular about the battery being good and strong, even a slightly weak battery that would run fine in most cars will cause this problem in the Durangos
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I had this too but after a new battery and a new Alternator, Then found out the fuse 140 amp that's in the fusebox under the hood blew somehow? Well couldn't find another 140 so I put a 120 amp in it. Figured it'll be okay since the alternator is only pushing 117 amps. Still looking for a 140 amp fuse though Might be your issue too might not just thought this is worth a share.
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charge or replace battery. then reset pcm. it'll straighten itself out.
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done recharged the battery, whats the best way to reset the PCM?
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Best way I know is to disconnect the neg batt cable and then turn the key to start and hold for 30 seconds.
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At the top of this thread explains it all: http://dodgeforum.com/forum/1st-gen-...ine-light.html

Low or bad battery's cause all sorts of issues so you might just wanna replace it.
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