Question about 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Club Cab
My 1997 Dodge Ram some times starts right up on about the 3or4 revolutions of the enigne.It wil go on this way for 5or6 starts.Then I will try to start it and all it will do is just trun over. I have found that if I trun the key off and on as I'am trying or push in and out on the clutch about the 3or4 time It will start right up. It seems as if there is a bad or corroded connector or wires or maybe the clutch position switch might be going bad. Becouse the clutch needs to be all the way in to start.Can you help me with this? I live in Kingman,Az and this might have somthing to do wiht it. It gets hot heer and some times I haft to clean the fuses that have gotten corroed by the elements of the dust and heat of the valley. Thank you. Rick W.
You are correct in that this is a clutch switch problem. This is the switch that is actuated when you press the clutch in. Either there is a loose connection, or my guess would be that the switch contacts are worn out or corroded. This switch will need to be replaced. If you have an auto zone or napa parts store near you, they will have a manual (if you need it) to locate this switch.
Hope this helps,
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
You might either need a new starter or an alternator or you may need a new gas line or clutch. If you have a carburetor, try putting gas directly on the carburetor and try starting it then. If it does not crank right away, you need a new starter or alternator.
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
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