truck wont start


Asked by cherokeetx Mar 13, 2009 at 05:19 PM about the 2005 Dodge RAM 2500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

We have changed the fuel pump,checked the batteries,tested with ohms meter,cleaned battery posts,checked to make sure security system wasnt on and this truck still wont crank. Help!

6 Answers


I'm assuming seance u changed the fuel pump the tuck is cranking but won't start? If that is the case then crack open 1 of the fuel lines on top of the intake manifold. BE CAREFUL! THOSE FUEL LINES ARE UNDER EXTREME PRESSURE! If fuel comes out when u crank it it's most likely injectors and connector tubes. Pull the dip stick to make sure there isn't fuel in the oil. That would all so indicate bad injectors and tubes. Make sure u have a good fuel and air filter before all of this. If no fuel is present from the cracked line and u have a good fuel filter it's most likely the injection pump. That's assuming the pump u changed was the lift pump in the tank. If the truck won't "crank" and assuming the batteries where tested correctly. Also assuming things like the radio and lights still work u should check wiring for damage. If no damage is present check fuses. If fuses r ok make sure u have power to the starter from both the power and ignition wire. Make sure grounds r tight as well. If u r getting power to the starter it is most likely the starter motor. If there is no power to the the starter it could be a million other things. If that is the case reply back and we'll go from their.

11 people found this helpful.

mine is doin the same thing. wont turn over. we can make it crank through the starter solenoid relay but it wont start so the computer isnt letting the truck start!!!! got juice every where dosent need jumped and its not the fuel pump or a spark plug cause it wont attempt to crank. Try resetting the computer by unhooking the battery and leaving the ignition in run position for half an hour.

15 people found this helpful.

why would oil light come on and then the 08 dodge diesel pick up just die and then want start?

7 people found this helpful.

We are resetting the computer , nope it cranks strong but will not turn over

9 people found this helpful.

my 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 cranks but will not start this seems to happen everytime it rains can you give me some info

28 people found this helpful.

My 2000 dodge 3500 is getting fuel to the injectors, I have electricity everywhere, my fuel pump is fine, my batteries are clean, and it turned over a few times and started up but died right away. Can some one PLEASE HELP?!?!?!?

11 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

RAM 2500

Looking for a Used RAM 2500 in your area?

CarGurus has 1,188 nationwide RAM 2500 listings starting at $5,000.


Own this car?

Share your experience with others.

2005 Dodge RAM 2500

Review another car

CarGurus Experts

  • #1
    Dan Connell
  • #2
  • #3
    Tony Williams
View All

Know more, shop wisely


Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
934 Great Deals out of 24,710 listings starting at $4,950
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
1,361 Great Deals out of 25,979 listings starting at $3,200
Used Dodge RAM 3500
36 Great Deals out of 492 listings starting at $8,995
Used Dodge RAM 1500
122 Great Deals out of 1,876 listings starting at $2,289
Used GMC Sierra 2500HD
493 Great Deals out of 13,320 listings starting at $3,498
Used Ford F-150
6,231 Great Deals out of 146,474 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
4,362 Great Deals out of 104,375 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford F-350 Super Duty
848 Great Deals out of 14,436 listings starting at $4,700
Used Toyota Tundra
1,011 Great Deals out of 17,027 listings starting at $2,250
Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,719 Great Deals out of 50,077 listings starting at $3,500
Used Toyota Tacoma
1,757 Great Deals out of 29,989 listings starting at $3,250

Used Cars for Sale

2010 Dodge RAM 2500 For Sale
81 listings starting at $10,995
2009 Dodge RAM 2500 For Sale
66 listings starting at $6,874
2008 Dodge RAM 2500 For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 118 listings starting at $9,800
2007 Dodge RAM 2500 For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 164 listings starting at $6,995
2006 Dodge RAM 2500 For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 236 listings starting at $5,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.