Ok. So today's big learning experience is that the 12v truck fridge
pulls power even with the switches are all "off".
So, I had a very dead truck this afternoon (2001 Dak). No worries, I
have a very helpful neighbor with one of those portable jumper boxes.
Gotta get me one of those!
Now, here's the weirdness. Get the truck running, but each time I take
my foot off the gas, it dies straight off. Every time. Since it ran
perfect yesterday, we were trying to sort out why the alternator would
die suddenly and without warning. However, after we unhooked the jumper
box, the truck would remain running normally. It's fine now...
Is the truck computer smart enough to know the battery's being jumped,
and disable the alternator? Why?
Thanks for any eddication anyone can provide.
It's 8pm, and just under 100f. Ick.