hard to start

Asked by Mar 17, 2010 at 04:47 PM about the 2003 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my dodge ram 1500, some time it hard to start , i will turn the key off and do it again and it will start,right up, i have put in a new battery , so it not the battery,

4 Answers

80

I have a 2005 and it's the same way. I also have a gas smell toward the back of the truck. Did you ever resolve your issue?

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.
275

could be the oil is to heavy for the motor or the starter getting into a bind has it been replaced resently might need to be shimed up

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
80

I took it to Dodge and found out it's the fuel pump. It's losing pressure thus causing it to take a second to get fuel to the throttle body to start. They wanted $800 to change. About $225 to do yourself.

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.
20

I have 2010 ram..just fix the cranking problem with changing the fuel pump...also the fan kept running down the battery instead of just changing the relay dodge had me to change the tipm another $ 1,000

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2011 Dodge ram hard to start 1 answer

    Dodge ram 1500 hard to start n the morning

    2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport Crew Cab

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Hard to start 8 answers

    Had a problem with a wire near firewall that let my truck know to engage the fuel pump. thought i fixed it now 6 months later, same problem again. Every garage is telling me its my starter REPLACED ...

    1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4 Dr ST Extended Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • hard start 1 answer

    have to put throtle to floor to start

    2003 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Hard start 2 answers

    So we just had our fuel pump replaced in the truck it ran and stated just fine b4 and not it runs just fine just has a vary hard start takes 3 or 4 trys to start the only code it is throwing is cam...

    2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Quad Cab LB 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Hard to start 1 answer

    Sometimes hard to start smell gas when it hard to start. dealer can't pin point my problem.

    2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Ram 1500

Looking for a Used Ram 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 11,387 nationwide Ram 1500 listings starting at $700.

ZIP:

Search Dodge Ram 1500 Questions

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

#1 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 5,980
#2 pudgybear
pudgybear
Reputation 5,790
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 5,250
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,264 Great Deals out of 209,447 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,739 Great Deals out of 169,934 listings starting at $1,800
Used Dodge Ram 2500
140 Great Deals out of 5,332 listings starting at $2,500
Used GMC Sierra 1500
802 Great Deals out of 67,044 listings starting at $1,499
Used Toyota Tundra
492 Great Deals out of 34,174 listings starting at $3,000
Used Toyota Tacoma
519 Great Deals out of 39,893 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
338 Great Deals out of 47,710 listings starting at $1,495
Used Dodge Dakota
113 Great Deals out of 3,883 listings starting at $1,199
Used Nissan Titan
181 Great Deals out of 18,748 listings starting at $3,950
Used Ford Mustang
397 Great Deals out of 47,365 listings starting at $1,999
Used Dodge Ram 3500
78 Great Deals out of 2,164 listings starting at $5,250
Used Jeep Wrangler
288 Great Deals out of 18,693 listings starting at $2,995

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
69 Great Deals out of 1,367 listings starting at $6,500
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
41 Great Deals out of 1,076 listings starting at $6,700
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
73 Great Deals out of 1,544 listings starting at $4,488
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
73 Great Deals out of 1,495 listings starting at $2,999
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
70 Great Deals out of 1,345 listings starting at $2,995