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Engine Mechanical problem 2004 Dodge Truck V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic diesel 100,000 miles i have several of these trucks and 2 out of 5 start hard have to crank them longer then the others and some times have to give them a shot of either to get it running and they both crank fine and once started run great so it seems it maybe electrical mechicanel but i have no idea where to start pleas help thanks so much Dave P.S. also i have herd that you can program features of the truck by the buttons in the middle on the head linner where the tempature is showing?

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SOURCE: 1999 Dodge diesel truck hard to start

had this same problem for a month. tried new batteries...didnt work. tried new terminals...didnt work. finally talked to mechanic he checked and the starter was bad...had it replaced....Perfect, works great...fherr

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