1998 dodge ram truck wont start in pasrk on nuetral


Asked by Apr 16, 2013 at 07:16 PM about the Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: General

when I turn key the radio and fan blower go dead and start just clicks once

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gotta ask, how old is your battery...this one sounds like it's at least ten years old the ability of a car battery to receive a charge degrades 10% pear year, so ten years old is surviving on whatever is left on board~ get a new battery, clean the connection to chassis and terminals (there are wirebrush tools for this)...you'll have a new battery but clean the terminals and connections to the block as well, and you're gonna be happy~

could be a neutral safety switch (item 2) here~


battery is possible but we tried to jump it and nothing ...put voltage meter on battery said 11.8 volts


before this I did have problems with it starting in park ...but then that stopped but the other day wouldn't start in park or neutral until I shifted a few time now that didn't work either

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11.8 is too little 12.8 would be okay...the date stickers tell all~

you MUST buy a new battery, Interstate is amongst the best, was $115.00 for my Toyota pickup interstate...count on shellin' out the dough for the goods~

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put new battery no change


The battery has low volts but it should have started with the jumper cables. Check the fuses. It sounds like the ignition signal is not getting to the starter. You can check for volts on the small starter wire when the key is in the "Start" position.

maybe you'd like to acquiant yourself with how this neutral safety is bolted in, and take it off of there for testing....it is possible that the darned thing just came loose~

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thank you all all have been helpful I will check the fuses and safety switch...and let you know how it turns out

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