Question about 1998 Dodge Ram 3500 2WD
Truck would not start...cleaned battery cables and got two good starts and two drained starts with a clicking noise on the last start...had the battery checked and it was good but replace it with an new one anyway...the month prior to this problem, i have had to push the clutch pedal to the floor board to get ignition
From your description it sounds like your clutch interlock switch is faulty. You should not be able to start the truck unless the clutch is pushed in. Try bypassing that switch.
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Posted on Jun 30, 2009
Y mean that nothing at all has power to it? the engine doesn't crank over with the starter, need allot of clarigfication to help u
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
The truck has a ASD Relay. This stands for auto shut down . The relay has four wires going to id the green/Black wire feeds the coil and fuel pump. Check this wire at the coil and see if you have power. if so the check the harness from the fuel pump back to the relay. if you do not have power on the coil the problem is the relay or the computer.
Try checking all the oxygen sensors and the spark plugs. My automatic 4x4, '98 would stutter and stall if I didn't keep my foot on the gas at all times. The problem? I hadn't had my regular 60k maintenence done and all my oxygen sensors and my spark plugs where clogged with junk and burned out.
These are all great tips, but you failed to supply some critical information..is your engine fuel injected or normally aspirated (carberated)...makes all the difference in the world. On the higher tech fuel injected systems, the computer usually shuts down the engine by virtue of the fact that information it is receiving from one or more of the sensors tells it to adjust fuel/air/ignition timing to meet the conditions its sensors report..bad sensors=bad running engine..So an added dimension on these vehicles is you have to determine if you have an actual sensor failure, a computer glitch, or a normal hardware (bad plugs, bad wires, bad fuel,vacuum leak, etc)issue. if its carberated it is relatively simplified in that it is probably either bad spark/spark plugs, bad fuel air mixture, bad ignition timing to include bad vacuum (caused by dry rotted vacuum hoses and diaphrams).
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Posted on Jun 29, 2009
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