Question about 1992 Dodge Power Ram 50
Recently the entire electrical system has been shutting off -- no ignition, no interior lights, nothing! Usually this occurs (intermittently) after starting; the engine does a few revs and then everything shuts down. However, the battery voltage reads fine (av. 14.1V) and tested OK; and I just replaced the alternator/regulator (AutoZone warrantied unit). I'm in So California; and this problem seemed to occur when we got series of very cold evenings. Note: hooked up to the battery is (a) a breaker block (b) the starter lead, and (c) a lead I added to the power amplifier of the audio system; when this occurred, I disconnected that last amplifier lead but that seemed not to make any difference. Is there some sort of ground-fault relay located somewhere (I seem to hear a relay latching somewhere behind the dashboard near the glove compartment when starting) that might require replacement? The one ironic problem is that since the problem is intermittent, I haven't had a VOM present to check whether something is shorting the (+) battery terminal to ground when the shutdown occurs; by the time I grab my meter (usually inside, since I refurbish vacuum-tube amplifiers in my spare time) the problem has righted itself and everything seems to read "normal". I would appreciate any ideas regarding the problem and possible remedies. Vehicle: 1992 Dodge Ram 50 (a Mitsubishi in all but decals!), 2WD, 2.4L 4-cyl engine. Thanks!
That is probably a contact, you need to find out if wirings are making contact with the car chassis somewere.
Posted on Oct 16, 2008
I would look into the starter connections, the power for the system is tied into the starter, loosen and tighten the connections at the starter, if you have a power distribution box under the hood make sure all the connections to it are clean and tight.
Posted on Oct 16, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Insert the ignition key into the driver side door lock.
Turn the key counterclockwise to unlock the door.
Turn the key clockwise to initiate the alarm activation sequence.
Turn the key counterclockwise. The alarm will stop and reset itself.
Nov 17, 2016 | Dodge Cars & Trucks
Jul 23, 2015 | 2000 Buick LeSabre Limited
Apr 14, 2015 | 2010 Volkswagen Polo 1.2
Feb 09, 2014 | Cars & Trucks
Jan 03, 2014 | Toyota Camry Solara Cars & Trucks
Jul 08, 2011 | 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora
May 18, 2011 | 2004 Hyundai Elantra
Jun 14, 2009 | 2006 Dodge Charger
Dec 11, 2008 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Apr 16, 2014 | 1992 Dodge Power Ram 50
148 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: