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Dodge 2000 Ram 1500 won't start

I drove it and then the next day it won't start. I had the starter tested and it is good. All the lights and sensors light up when the key is turned to start and the starter doesn't work. Could it be the neutral switch on the side of the transmission or could the ignition be bad? I can't afford to buy a book so any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • holland2007 Nov 16, 2008

    No it does not turn over. It is a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500. There is plenty of fuel. Starter won't turn over. Starter tested good.

  • holland2007 Nov 16, 2008

    when you turn the key you hear the relay click plus others the battery is charged when key is on all the gauges and lights come on but when you turn the key to start the starter does nothing and i had it tested and the starter is good could the nuetral switch on side of transmission go out and keep the starter from turning as a safty because it doesnt know what gear its in it will only start in neutral or park

  • 2000 ram1500 Apr 23, 2009

    My fuel pump isn't working. T tested the relays, all of them and the fuses i checked them all. Before i started, engine cranked fine. Now it won't crank at all.Everything else seems to work on the truck

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I know this is gonna sound silly but turn the key on pull the shifter into drove, then put it back in park sharply. i had the same problem and all it was is it wasnt hitting the neutral safty switch cause the cable was streched a little

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I had the same problem 2001 ram 2500.I ran a new starter relay wire from under my steering column to my firewall to bypass alarm, starts fine now.
If you want to drive it,pull the starter relay, key in on position and jump the relay,use a test lite to find the ground coming off the neutral switch,you don't want to jump power to that terminal.any of the other 3 won't hurt anything,just find the one that runs the starter...good luck.
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Did u try putting the truck in neutral sometimes my 97' ram does this and i can put in nuetral and start

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I dont know if you figured it out yet, but my truck was doing the exact same thing. I thought it was my factory alarm causing it because it has the starter disable...but it was not. It was actually the harness on the underside of the steering column that had came loose. I grabbed my harness and wiggled it while holding the ignition in the start position. This is pretty typical in Dodge Ram trucks. Good luck and I hope you fixed it.

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Does it turn over? do you know if there is spark or fuel? what year is it?

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  • cnj823 Nov 16, 2008

    find out where your starter relay switch is and have some one turn it over while you put your finger on it if you feel a click than it is good no clicking bad try differant relays that have to do with your ignition alot of time relays are the problem

  • cnj823 Nov 17, 2008

    safty nuetral switch could be bad or not adjusted right. i do know that you can move the switch back and forth or up and down depends on the position of it to align i guess you can to a certain gear, for example if you can move it to the right all the way it would be at park than you move it to the left a few degrees it would be in reverse, keep moving to the left a few more than you have overdrive, to drive ect. but bif it was bad youy would get some kind of response. usually the safty nuetral switch is white and is placed on top of trans connected to the shifting lingage or however you want to say it just trying to help-[ let me know please if that is helpful and i hope you understand what i am trying to say thank you for taking my advice





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  • cnj823 Nov 17, 2008

    safty nuetral switch could be bad or not adjusted right. i do know that you can move the switch back and forth or up and down depends on the position of it to align i guess you can to a certain gear, for example if you can move it to the right all the way it would be at park than you move it to the left a few degrees it would be in reverse, keep moving to the left a few more than you have overdrive, to drive ect. but bif it was bad youy would get some kind of response. usually the safty nuetral switch is white and is placed on top of trans connected to the shifting lingage or however you want to say it just trying to help-[ let me know please if that is helpful and i hope you understand what i am trying to say thank you for taking my advice





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