My 2001 dodge 1500

Asked by Apr 07, 2012 at 05:51 PM about the 2001 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2001 dodge 1500 will die and has no fuel and no spark if I wait an hour will start and run fine

4 Answers

12,735

How long does it run before shutting down?

11,785

Depending on mileage, you could be experiencing just a break down of simple electrical parts, such as the fuel pump relay, typically a relay works just like a switch, but instead of you turning that switch on, its operated by electromagnetism, and the actual piece of metal that moves (the switch) experiences arc between its self and the contact its connecting too this arc breaks down the two contacts involved, and after a while you end up with a relay that will work fine until it gets hot, then it begins to lose continuity and will start to buzz. you could be experiencing the same issue with the coil, believe it or not they can partially fail as well due to heat increasing the electrical resistance, once it gets too hot it trips a self resetting circuit breaker, this breaker will try to reset and wont be able to reset until the amperage flowing through the circuit is back to what it should be. which would explain why it has no spark or fuel and then an hour later (once things have cooled off) it will work again.

5 out of 5 people think this is helpful.

I changed out geul relay an still won't start it used to not start after I drive awhile then I park after a couple of hours it cranks but now it takes almost a whole day to start turned off at 630 am now still won't start had fuel pump changed also

I don't have an answer I'm looking for onr

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

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
2,268 Great Deals out of 209,448 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,742 Great Deals out of 169,935 listings starting at $1,800
Used Dodge Ram 2500
141 Great Deals out of 5,332 listings starting at $2,500
Used GMC Sierra 1500
804 Great Deals out of 67,044 listings starting at $1,499
Used Toyota Tundra
493 Great Deals out of 34,174 listings starting at $3,000
Used Toyota Tacoma
521 Great Deals out of 39,893 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
338 Great Deals out of 47,712 listings starting at $1,495
Used Dodge Dakota
113 Great Deals out of 3,883 listings starting at $1,199
Used Ford Mustang
396 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
289 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