Question about 2004 Dodge Ram 1500
I have a 2003 dodge ram 1500 5.7l hemi. Last night i tried to start it and the key wont turn, the steering wheel wasnt locked, and i tried for a half hour to get it to turn, this has happened once before, and i got it turn and start after wiggling the key in there for 5 min and turning wheel as hard as i could, but its not working this time. took it to autozone because check engine light was on, and they said it was the ignition coil. The key goes in but it just will not turn its like the ignition is locked. What do i do to fix this?. Should i change the ignition coil, will that solve the problem.
No if you took it to autozone obviously you have a good ign coil.im sure you have tried turning the wheel at the same time you turn your key. other than that i would replace the lock cylinder and key.
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
From the Factory Service Manual, you can get one relatively cheap from www.promanuals.net. Here is a link to your 2004 Dodge Ram Service Manual.
The power steering pressure switch is installed in
the power steering high-pressure hose (Fig. 9).
(1) Disconnect electrical connector from power
steering pressure switch.
(2) Place a small container or shop towel beneath
switch to collect any excess fluid.
(3) Remove switch. Use back-up wrench on power
steering line to prevent line bending.
Posted on Oct 05, 2009
My father has the same problem with his 2001 Chrysler Sebring, the key will go into the ignition switch but wont turn. Called the dealer and seems the tumblers inside the ignition have gotten stuck, the solution... put the key in the ignition and tap it gently with a hammer (plastic tip if you have it) and it worked fine. Not sure what the guys at Autozone are pull but on a Ram 5.7 Hemi there are individual coils, not one, I should know I also have a 2003 Ram 1500 and have changed the plugs (not fun)... I have a code scanner (Hypertec) and when I've gotten a check engine light I check it with the scanner. Turned out mine had a problem with the air sensor in the intake. $15 part fixed the problems. Good Luck.
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
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