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Starts fine for a week or so then turn the key and nothing. Battery has checked okay have replaced a ground cable from negative to engine block. I tap on the engine at the starter and turn the key the engine starts

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There is a dead spot in the starter when they do that, Starter will have to be rebuilt, Or get a different one for it,

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SOURCE: Turn key to start - nothing happens

I had same problem w/ my '88 Ram50. Turned out to be bad contacts on the battery cables. Temp fix and test was to put a little screw between the post and the end connector. Didn't have a problem then, so I replaced the cables.

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Cut the insulation back on the negative cable & look for green corrosion. If so replace the cable. Try that.

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Mine is doing the exact same thing. I installed a remote car starter and the alarm and door locks worked great but when I went to start it with the remote something sizzled and now mine is doing the same thing yours is. Let me know if you figure it out. Thx man

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It will be difficult to determine; however, try these:

1. Ingition switch may be worn: turn ON engine and idle in a safe place. Jiggle the key / ignition switch, slooowwly, to see if a certain position will turn off car.

2. Check the battery negative cable where it connects to the engine ground. It may be loose, corroded or otherwise not making good ground contact.

3. What the heck, install a grounding strap ($8)from the engine to chassis ground. Your negative battery cable may not be the correct one (is the "pigtail" on the negative battery cable connected or has someone cut the pigtail off?)

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