My DODGE RAM 5.9 SHUT OFF ON ME WHILE DRIVING.. I TRIED 2 RESTART IT (WOULDN'T CRANK)... TRIED 2 START IT THIS MORNING,, @ 1ST IT WOULDN'T CRANK,, THEN TOOK OFF THE IGNITION COIL PUT IT BACK ON,,

Asked by Dec 18, 2013 at 04:01 PM about the 1998 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

IT STARTED,, BUT THEN SHUT DOWN
AGAIN AFTER 25 SECONDS... IT
WON'T START BACK... COULD SOME1
HELP ME???

2 Answers

suspect a corroded MAIN ground connection from the battery to the chassis ground has gone "brown power" from repeated 300 or more amps thru this connection creating a "semi-conductor" layer providing NOT solid amps and volts to the relay buss...so the ignition relay kicks out leavin' you stranded....remedy, break out the coarse wirebrush undo that one bolt and wirebrush the electrical connections until SOLID grounding is achieved....also batteries only will go five years as they will stop accepting a charge cookin' the alternator~ so get a NEW one~

It wasn't the relay... Do u think it could be the computer????

Your Answer

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

  • #1
    Dan Connell
    Reputation
    6,480
  • #2
    pudgybear
    Reputation
    6,290
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    5,700
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,519 Great Deals out of 193,861 listings starting at $799
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,240 Great Deals out of 167,963 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Ram 2500
153 Great Deals out of 4,976 listings starting at $2,200
Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,003 Great Deals out of 66,526 listings starting at $2,495
Used Toyota Tacoma
588 Great Deals out of 43,856 listings starting at $2,200
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
313 Great Deals out of 45,081 listings starting at $1,700
Used Dodge Dakota
102 Great Deals out of 3,668 listings starting at $1,700
Used Ford Mustang
594 Great Deals out of 36,129 listings starting at $1,800
Used Dodge Ram 3500
84 Great Deals out of 2,189 listings starting at $5,750

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
75 Great Deals out of 1,361 listings starting at $6,995
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
38 Great Deals out of 1,105 listings starting at $5,990
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
68 Great Deals out of 1,510 listings starting at $3,000
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
32 Great Deals out of 1,381 listings starting at $2,888
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
61 Great Deals out of 1,296 listings starting at $2,994

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.