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Dodge Ram Pickup 2500, Electrical, Truck
#16 of 81 98 Dodge ram 1st try no start
Dec 21, 2008 (2:04 pm)
98 Dodge 1500 p/u 360 ci auto.....On the first try , will crank but won't start.Second try will fire right up.Been doing this for two yrs.Weather makes no difference.Lenth of first try makes no diff.
#17 of 81 Re: my 03 won't start without help [goin_broke]
Dec 22, 2008 (8:03 am)
This should be an easy problem to troubleshoot since its very consistent. Ignition coil voltage, injector voltage, and fuel pressure should be monitored at a first start-up scenario. This will confirm the problem right away.
I don't see or even hear of very many bad injectors on Dodge gas engines, unless they have a lot of miles (>100,000) and have had a steady diet of cheap fuel. One punky or completely inoperative fuel injector would not explain a no start condition, in my opinion.
Just a hunch, but I'm suspecting you might not be getting ANY injector or ignition coil voltage at that initial start, or no fuel pressure. I have worked on two Dakotas with this symptom and found that after replacing the ASD relay the problem did not return. The techs at my local Dodge dealer have also told me they've found bad connections in various connectors or ground points that have caused the same problem. I know of one RAM that had a bad fuel pump relay that caused a no start condition similiar to yours. The Fuel Pump Relay is of the same type as the ASD Relay.
#18 of 81 Re: 98 Dodge ram 1st try no start [dyda]
Dec 22, 2008 (8:05 am)
This could possibly be caused by an intermittent ASD Relay, Fuel Pump Relay, bad electrical connections, or a slow Fuel Pressure Regulator.
#19 of 81 Re: my 03 won't start without help [dustyk]
Dec 23, 2008 (3:44 pm)
hey thanks for the heads up does the same apply to a 2500 5.9L desiel as well
#20 of 81 Where are the ASD and fuel pump relays located
Dec 24, 2008 (7:02 am)
Where are the fuel pump and ASD relays located on a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 p/u?
#21 of 81 Re: my 03 won't start without help [goin_broke]
Dec 24, 2008 (7:03 am)
I have to say I honestly don't know, although I'm sure there's a fuel pump relay. I'm not sure about an Automatic Shutdown (ASD) relay.
I apologize. Since the days of full-size GM cars, I have successfully avoided having anything to do with diesels, and my knowledge is very limited with respect to the Cummins version of the RAM.
#22 of 81 Re: Ram 2500 Diesel Leak Back Problem? [irishjim1]
Jan 04, 2009 (6:47 pm)
I have an 93 dodge 2500 diesel with same fuel leak back problem as yours and i was wanting to know if you know how to fix the problem or had any ideas of how to fix the problem.
#23 of 81 97 Dodge Ram 2500 cummins problems starting
Feb 28, 2009 (11:20 pm)
I have had this problem going with my truck for a while now. At first i thought it was the batteries cause they were gettin drained but the starter ended up bein bad by pullin almost 200 amps. So i replaced that and for the first 2 weeks or so its been fine and now its starting to start hard again or it just cranks and somtimes i get a sound like the starter isnt engaging but then after that it wont crank over at all. Then if i do get it started for the first 30 min or so the volts keep droping for a second then they come back up. I cant find out the problem and was wondering if anyone knows anthing of the problem
#24 of 81 Re: 96ram wont start [mikeyd123]
Mar 25, 2009 (8:05 pm)
i have 99 ram 1500, 5.9L 4x4 trucks been sitting all winter, was fine before.
and i have the same problem, will start at first then stall out, wont start agan till next day and when it does start that one time a day, it bogs a couple times like it wants to die. it runs for about minute or 2 before it dies.
replaced coil, cap, rotor, wires, plugs , camshaft sensor.
turn key can here fuel pump going everytime, good fuel pressure.
when it does die out, check coil , no power.
i dont get it when it will start at least once a day everytime i come home from work it will start up runs for a minute then dies.
swap ASD relay around with other ones like it still no start. no check enigine light.
hooked up scanner , no code. when it dies , no spark at plugs, engine cranks but doesnt fire up.
next on the list is crankshaft sensor and then computer, am i on the right track anyone or am i missing something?
#25 of 81 2001 dodge 1500 starting problems
Jul 10, 2009 (11:24 pm)
My dodge will start when I leave the house. Runs good but when I turn it off sometimes it won't start. After it sets for an hour or two it starts. Have replaced the fuel pump and the fuel relay. Any suggestions what would be causing this?