2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Q&A
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Question: alternator, amps and volts
Most times the amperage rating is on the alternator, it will vary based on the engine/trim package, but somewhere around 120-140 amps for your vehicle should be good. Voltage should be about 13-15 volts at idle. Here is a good article on charging systems: http://bit.ly/LEf0 - Bret Bodas
And, the amp meter drops to nothing. It has a new battery, and new alternator. Both have been replaced with with a different battery and alternator, still the same thing. I had to put on a new radi...