How to fix an intermittent start problem with ram 1500


Asked by Dec 21, 2014 at 12:33 AM about the 2010 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I turn the key, the gauges and
radio turn on but the truck does not
even crank. It will usually start after
cycling the key on and off a few times.
It has gotten really bad lately and I'm
afraid it won't start. I have tried
shifting the truck into neutral and back
to see if it is a bad park switch but it
doesn't help. Any help would be

2 Answers

Tamisha Cowan

Do you hear a click coming from under the hood when you turn the key. If so does it happen every time you turn the key over or occasionally. If that clicking occurs when you turn the key over and the car starts but when you don't hear the click the car doesn't start. . . And you said it starts sometime. It sounds like your starter. And keep in mind if your battery gets too low from trying to crank the vehicle the starter will not have enough juice to start.

Giulio Moro

Seems to be an ongoing issue with the same defective ignition switch in these vehicles as the Ford, Honda, Acura, Lexus, Toyota, and Infinity that all use the same bad parts. Change the ignition switch and consider yourself lucky you didn't get cheated by crooked dealerships and dishonest manufacturers.

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