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Ok so this has been getting progressively worse everytime i go to start my truck. I turn the key and wait for the wait to start light to go off. Then wait a couple more seconds for my battery gauge to go up. When i crank my truck over it turns over once then just stops for a full second or more... then starts cranking slowly for about 10 seconds before it fires up.

Some times i have to repeat the process three times before it will fire cuz if i crank it too long it drains my battery. My main battery is brand new and my passenger one tested good. Thanks in advance for any help
 

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Thanks for the help everyone. Ill be replacing the other battery tomorrow. Also the positive wire on my main battery is slightly corroded. I called dodge and to replace all battery wires just for the main battery is gonna be almost $800 so that will have to wait for a while. But i will replace the other battery and clean up all connections and tighten down. Hopefully that solves it but if not ill have to test the starter.

How hard is the starter to get to and replace?
 

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Ok so it was very cold last night and i went out to start it today and its not starting at all. The first time i tried it cranked over for about 10 seconds. After that even with trying to jump it i was getting nothing. The next time i tried it didnt crank just made a buzzing sound. Then the next time nothing. Just a single click. So im assuming the second battery is bad?
 

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Well i replaced the other battery. Went to turn it over and nothing but a single click. My battery gauge goes up to almost 14 when i turn the key but when my heater turns on it drains it down to 9 or 10. Then creeps up to around 12 when it goes off. Should i just try jumping it again or is it most likelymy starter or alternator or?? All these little problems my truck keeps having are getting really frustrating so any help is appreciated
 
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