Question about 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD
The truck wont start the batt. good no dash lites come on only red sec.light stays on until you turn the key then nothing happens. it wont jump only if you take off the poss.batt. cable and hook the jumper cable to the poss. cable and the neg. jumper to the eng. block it sparks like it has a short but then it will start until you unhook the jumper
Check For Loose Ground Cable (other end not battery end.
There Is Also A Junction Involved (ground) Where Engine And Body Grounds Come Together--LOOK AT THAT FIRST.
Posted on Mar 09, 2015
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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
Take throttle body off, clean Throttle Body with Carburator cleaner. I had same problem and its the ethynol in fuel that creates a build up in the throttle body which creates this problem. I did what a friend of mine said to do (service manager at Dodge Dealership) it hasnt happened again.
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
do the lights come on in the front if its just a little red light its possible you tripped the security on the van . or is it the batery light flashing and the battery is dead
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
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