2003 Dodge 1500 hard to start

Asked by Jul 18, 2013 at 06:30 PM about the Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2003 Dodge 1500, engine turns over 8-10 times before starting.At 3500 rpms exactly boggs down. I have been told be three people it is the timing chains. Makes no noice runs fine. New fuel pump, new cam and crank sensors. Same problem. What next???

3 Answers

set the crank to TDC and look at the marks, probably one pointed at the other...check the book on this~ check the tension of your chain tensioner to be comfortable that a tooth could not possibly have jumped is this a DOHC engine? those are trickier to align~....make sure you camshaft is aligned properly...take two asprin and call me in the morning~

1 people found this helpful.

check the IAT intake air temperature sensor to make sure that it is plugged in~

might be trying to start lean because the computer does not know how hot it is outside~

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