Last post on Nov 23, 2012 at 11:32 AM
You are in the Dodge Ram-2010 and older
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500, Truck
#1 of 2 stater turns over will not fire
Oct 29, 2012 (12:48 pm)
a month ago my battery went dead in my 2002 ram 1500 5.9. i jumped it and it wouldnt idle. so i was told to charge the battery. problem fixed. i go to start it today, and it would not fire up. and then it seemed like the starter soliniod stuck. and then it wud stop. the battery was also going dead quick. could a bad battery cause all this? like its sending a signal to the computer or something? im sorry, but these newer trucks are a mystery to me. any help would be appreciated
#2 of 2 Same freaking problem!
Nov 23, 2012 (11:32 am)
I have a 2000 dodge ram 1500 and my battery went dead but charging it doesn't seem to fix the problem. My lighter fell in the day before I started having issues (overuse, I loose every lighter I ever buy) and I washed it that same day. I am going to try and see if maybe some lose wire is draining my battery by trying to find what voltage it should be constantly draining without it running. I first need to figure out the best way to do this. The only things we have added other than factory is my audio system (I wired it myself to avoid retards and then my husband checked my work, he's a damn electrician part time), and my auto start/security system which is brand new from auto page and has not given us issues thus far. I let the husband handle that one. He has done it before and there are just too many damn colors for my blonde ass to attempt it.
One mechanic told us it could be the TPS (throttle positioning sensor), or some kind of throttle needle (haven't looked that up in the haynes yet, I hope he is not using slang).
I'll report however what I find out if you do as well.