Question about 2006 Dodge Ram 1500
My first thoughts are that it likely has a bad positive lead from battery to the starter. This can be very difficult to cheack, because of it's a partial break, then a multimeter would show that "something" is getting through, but it could be worn or frayed enough that the propper current is not getting through. (This is a problem I am still having on my own van, but since it only refuses to start 1 out of 200 uses, I've been in no rush to track it down, and just wiggling the possitive near the battery temporarily fixes it for about the next 200+ uses).
If you know how, it may be a good idea to remove the starter and do a direct jumper test from the battery to the starter using something like jumper cables, if you have not tried it yet, and shorting the solenoid terminal momentarily to see if it's a bad starter or solenoid, before digging deeper into other troubleshooting.
Posted on Oct 15, 2013
Check all engine grounding points and main battery to engine frame connection. funky electrical problems usually are related to bad ground circuits.
Posted on Oct 15, 2013
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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?
Good luck and keep us posted.
Posted on Dec 24, 2008
could be the battery, sometimes all the electrical would stay on but the battery doesnt have enough juice to crank the car over, if not check the alternater.
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
Remove positive battery terminal from battery & put a 12 volt test light in line between cable & battery post. As long as 12 volt light is illuminated, you have a draw. Start pulling & re-installing fuses, one at a time,until you see it dim or go out. If it goes out, you found your draw. If it dims, slight draw, such as radio memory etc. if all else fails, make sure you know where they all go, then pull them all, and start putting back one at a time. When light comes on bright, you found the circuit causing the draw.
Posted on Jul 03, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Oct 02, 2016 | 2006 Dodge Ram 1500
May 28, 2014 | 2006 Dodge Ram 1500
Dec 04, 2012 | 2006 Dodge Ram 1500
May 30, 2017 | 2006 Dodge Ram 1500
Jul 13, 2010 | 2004 Dodge Ram 1500
Apr 29, 2010 | 2005 Dodge Ram 1500
179 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: