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96 ram 1500 with electrical problems

I have this truck that seems to have a major dislike for me as i have electric power to everything but where it really counts. The areas I know for sure without power is the ignition and fuel pump I have powre to the relay hot leads and the fuses are good under the hood next to them and the starter works fine. I have power to the obd 2 port but when it tries to connect i get the error message telling me cant connect and asks if i want to try again the other error message i get from time to time is telling me to turn the key to the on position without the engine running when i already have it in the on position. is this the ecm gone bad or the remote starter messing things up?

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  • mnmcourse Sep 25, 2008

    i have power to everything except ignition and the fuel pump

  • mnmcourse Sep 25, 2008

    went to the chrysler shop yesterday they told me to start with the ecm wich i already have had on order then if that doesnt solve it to check or replace the crank sensor if the problem still there then move to the cam sensor. was told as long as all other circ. work the odds of the ign switch being bad was clear at the bottom of list.

  • mnmcourse Sep 26, 2008

    well i can tell everyone now the pcm was the problem or as some call it the ecm I also found a really cheap place online to get a preprogramed with your Vin # remaned ecm or pcm.

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It sounds like you may have a pcm going bad. does the ignition when on light the dash warning lights up? and blower and stuff work?

Posted on Sep 23, 2008

  • TripleTauto
    TripleTauto Sep 25, 2008

    CHECK YOUR BATTERY CONNECTIONS

    if i remember right there is two positive leads and one might have a connector on it make sure everything is clean and tight



    your not going to have power to the pump until it is cranking or running

    have you checked ign switch?

  • TripleTauto
    TripleTauto Sep 25, 2008

    it is hard to tell without seeing truck.

    when you cut key on your dash lights and stuff come on normal?

    truck spins over but wont crank? and your not getting fuel or fire

    the fuel pump should cycle on for 5 seconds when u cut key on

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