When I turn the key to crank my Dodge Ram 2500, nothing happens.
My truck was not giving me any problems cranking until one morning I went to start the truck. I turned on the key to heat the engine, it is a disel, but when the wait to start light went out and I turned the key it made a clicking sound for about 2 seconds and then total silence. My first though was a dead or weak battery, so I tried to jump start but their was still nothing when I turned the key. To check the starter I was told to use a jump wire from the large connection to the small connection and if starter was good then it should then trun over, which it did. I then tired to start the truck again but still there was total silence when I turnned the key. I then replaced the batteries with a new one and the other was fully charged. After installing them I tried to start the truck again, but when the wait to start light went out I turned the key and again nothing happened and there was still total silence. WHAT IS THE PROBLEM AND HOW DO I FIX IT.
Re: When I turn the key to crank my Dodge Ram 2500,...
Is this a manual or automatic tranny? I would be looking at the gearshift selector, did you try starting it in neutral, as opposed to park, if it's an auto, and how about a switch on the clutch pedal to prevent starting in gear, if it's a manual? How about wiring to the neutral safety start switch? Any fuses, circuit breakers been checked? What year truck? I'm just throwing things out there, just to check before you spend any more money that you don't have to. I could use a battery, right now- got an extra one? :-)
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I have the same issue on a 94 B250 - replaced ECM, cam and crank sensors - still only coil primary with initial relay cycle, then nothing during crank. Was told ECM needs signal from cam and crank to send primary to coil. Very confusing - all wires connected.
You have not run a OBD2 electronic engione control fault code test, get a code reader and do that first and don't replace anymore parts until that is done and you have the fault codes and have done the proper diagnostics for each code.
you need to check the fuel filter and the and the fuel pump relay give these websites a try www.alldatadiy.com and www.autozone.com if all fails stop by your local library and get your hands on a Haynes auto repair manual for your truck wish you the best of luck Michigan Man.
Stop cranking! It Sounds like you're nnot getting any fuel. No fuel + cranking equals a burnt out injection pump. Start by checking your lift pump pressure. This can be done at the fuel filter by removing one of the small test ports and hooking up a pressure guage. With the guage installed, bump the engine over which will cause the liftpump to kick on and run, giving you a reading. A good pump will read 10-12 psi. a bad one will read in the 3-5 range. Good Luck!
Check the fuel pressure at the filter. Odds are the lift pump, located below the filter, is toast. Continual cranking of the motor with a bad LP wil cause the injector pump to heat up and burn out. Replace the LP and fuel filter. Bleed the system by cracking the inlet to the injector pump and bumping the enigine over so the LP will run. Once you have fuel at the injector pump, crack injectors 1,3,and 4. Crank the motor for no more 6 or 7 seconds at a time until it turns over. Give the pump time to cool for a couple of mintues between cranks. This process is easier with two people, one to crank and the other to watch for fuel and tighten the injectors once it starts. If the injector pump is fried at this point from cranking with no fuel, the motor should idle, but will stumble all over itself when the throttle is applied.
i had the same problem last year in my 04. unfortunately it turned out it was my pcm. i paid 90 bucks and the dealer uploaded a new program on it and it has ran better than before because dodge has an updated program they loaded. hope this helps
Yes, I understand that it does not start. I just want to make sure that I understand correctly. There are 2 things that can happen when you turn the key. Nothing at all, or the engine will make noise but not actually run. I am trying to find out which of the 2 is happening.
is it possible that there may be a glow plug problem and the cylinders are not getting the proper temperature requirements thus causing the problem with having to use either your glow plugs may not be cycling properly (this is just an old school guess) good luck write back with feed back