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Dodge ram 3550 won't start. Battery and charing system check ok. Jump it runs fine. Sits 30 minutes nothing. Any suggestions

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Had same issue with old Benz. Battery had a bad cell. Checked ok, but simply didn't have cranking power.

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SOURCE: 99 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD turns over, wont fire

I had a similar problem and believe it or not it was the CAT. An easy way to test for this is to remove the O2 sensor right in front of the CAT. Once you removed it, plug it back in while unscrewed from the exhaust pipe and start up the truck. If it runs fine, the CAT is your problem. This is just a guess and it would be an easy and very cheap($0) test. You did not say if the truck was diesel or gas. Mine is gas that was exhibiting the same problem as yours...good luck!

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SOURCE: 1999 4.0L Jeep Grand Cherokee shuts down after 20-30 minutes.

I'd suggest the ignition control module, however I'd have a certified mechanic check it out just in case...

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 (V8 5.2L) will not start

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

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SOURCE: Cadillac Seville with new battery won't start, won't even fire up!!

Could be your alternator. If you can get it started again. Try to have the alternator checked out.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: 1996 Dodge Ram won't start

run another test on the starter...they are about 20/80 bad/good right out of the box!

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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You could do the same with the battery when the engine is off to see what the current drain is. This might give you an angle on the thing which is draining the battery.

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I had a similar problem and believe it or not it was the CAT. An easy way to test for this is to remove the O2 sensor right in front of the CAT. Once you removed it, plug it back in while unscrewed from the exhaust pipe and start up the truck. If it runs fine, the CAT is your problem. This is just a guess and it would be an easy and very cheap($0) test. You did not say if the truck was diesel or gas. Mine is gas that was exhibiting the same problem as yours...good luck!

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