Truck starting problem


Asked by Apr 28, 2016 at 06:37 PM about the 1998 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Truck was starting fine, suddenly it only starts every third try. Did this once
before and found a fried wire on starter. Rain has kept me out from under truck
so I haven't been able to check starter. Could this be caused by a short
somewhere else?

1 Answer


the main Ground cables off the battery (newish) need to have NO corrosion...the Black cable and the Red cable....both should be making sure connections~ there are two large 30 amp for the chassis/ground (believe this is the trouble one) and one to the motor need that amperage to kick over your starter the grounding happens elsewhere you get your "fried wire"~ make sense...clean engine block (or a/c bracket) and to the car's Frame...both will assure the juice for the goose~

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