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  "Gen" light on. What is this? - Posted: 06-14-2004, 05:30 PM
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I don't have a manual for my truck so I have no idea what this light is. It just says "Gen" and it is right by the check engine light. I removed my battery today to install some new headlight bulbs, and now my truck makes a clicking noise and won't start. It will go just fine if I jump start it, but wont start up again if I turn it off. I also just took out one of those cheap ass "chips" that they sell on ebay that promises to increase HP by 20. Anyway, now my truck wont work. Can anyone please help me?
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 Posted: 06-14-2004, 06:27 PM
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My guess is your alternator isn't working right or at all. It sounds like your battery isn't being charged. Hope this helps...
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 Posted: 06-14-2004, 07:06 PM
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Is there any way to check if it is the alternator?
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 Posted: 06-14-2004, 08:01 PM
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Take the battery and/or alternator to a parts store and they should be able to test it for you for free (usually). Phone first, just to make sure.
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 Posted: 06-14-2004, 11:13 PM
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"Gen" = generator. Also known as your alternator. As Big Blue said, most auto parts stores can check it for you, either on or off the truck.
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 Posted: 06-15-2004, 12:53 AM
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I figured that "Gen" = generator, but my Haynes book said nothing on it, my two friends that own Rams (98 & 99) didn't have a gen light, and so I was confused. Thank the almighty that it wasnt the alternator though. I called up Autozone and they said that they would check my battery and alternator. So, they checked the battery first and that was the problem. Sum Bitch just up and died on me. As I said though, much better than an alternator. Now, I have fresh juice to my truck. I hope this helps someone else down the road.
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