I have a '87 Dodge Ram Truck, and all though I dont use it alot, I still go out and start it, and let it run for a while to keep the battery charged. But lately I have had problems keeping it charged. I do not know how old the battery is, and the way that the former owner has it stuck in there, I wouldnt be surprised that is part of the problem. But today, while I had the battery on a charger, I messed around with the voltage regulator, and it popped right off, do you think that I may need a new voltage regulator, or a new alternator?
Thanks for your help!
Just wanted to let you all know that I got the truck fixed, actually played around with a couple things, and hit the starter relay, and after havi the battery charging with another car, it did start. I went down and talked to my mechanic today, and we discussed a few things, and I am going to take the truck down to my mechanic, and have him charge the battery for a few hours, and then see if its the battery, alternator, voltage regulator, or the starter relay. Thanks for asking about it.
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CarGurusCarburetor - I recently bought a 1989 2.6L Ram50 for my son. ... Asked by redoverfarm Apr 13, 2010 at 03:36 PM about the 1989 Dodge Ram 50 Pickup ... check your fuel injector...may be clogged dirty, get a fuel injector cleaner or carburator ... Also gets poor gas mileage and is hard to start when the engine is warm !
On full size Dodge trucks, you cycle the key switch to make the light flash. On Dodge imports such as the D-50 truck, you have to use a test meter and connect it to a plug under the radio. You can find the procedures and trouble codes in a repair book or by researching it online.
I had the same problem...I changed the battery ..took it to a mechanic...started fine all day for him ...He still said he changed 2 relay switches and charged me 300...He just said they were in the engine ..I think it had alot to do with the battery...
If you have hot air going into your engine you will have a bad fire. You could try the plugs and wires to see if it helps but it sounds like you have an intake leak somewhere. To check for a leak start your truck and open the hood and listen for hissing sound. Also check your air filter and make sure that the intake pipes are tight.
Sounds like the alternator is bad (not charging). If your battery is good/charged it should run until the battery is drained. If the battery is bad/not charged the car will die as soon as the cables are taken off as there is not enough juice to run the ignition system. If the alternator is good (but battery bad) the car would still run as the alternator makes power to run the car but becasue the battery is dead/drained there is no power to start the car (hense needing the jump). Have the alternator/charging system tested
Well, it does sound like the fuel pump. Could be the fuel filter. If you want to learn mechanicing, I would suggest first buying a repair manual -- this is full of all kinds of information you could absorb.
I don't think it's clogged injector lines -- there are multiple lines and they would not likely all clog at the same time -- they run to the cylinders.
Sir I can help you with this, I have all the service manuals on your truck and will provide anything you need, but this honestly sounds like a bad wire connection or ground on a primary battery cable. I would trace all my battery cables and clean every connection even the engine ground cable and the one at your starter. I will be glad to help you further, I can post step by step trouble shooting guides on your truck if you need them. Hope this helps.
For about 2 wks ive had some trouble starting my Infiniti G37. every once and a while when i start up my truck it had some trouble but it would eventually start. it would only take me about once or twice to start it. i thought it was a cold engine problem. but now the ****** wont even start at all. all i can hear is the clicking noise. i know its not the battery cause it shows it is pretty well charged on the instrument panel window when my truck is actually running. so not being much of a gearhead can anyone help me out. is it something i can fix without getting any parts? or am i doomed to being a whole new starter. btw it started today with the help of jumper cables. but like i said i dont think its the battery but i can be wrong.