No cranking

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Asked by Jan 04, 2008 at 05:46 PM about the Dodge Ram Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Okay kids..I need some help..When I turn my key I get no crank...Had the starter checked and it's good..changed the starter relay and ignition switch,not the problem....My cables seem find when I touch the opposite positive end from the battery to raw metal I get plenty of spark as well as with the negative cable touching it to a hot terminal then touching raw metal lots of spark !

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40,915

Did you check that the engine turns over by hand? Put a breaker bar on the crank nut and see if you can turn the engine physically. If it's locked up, you won't be able to turn it by hand. Suggest buying a reman starter and putting it in anyway -- I had a 1981 GMC pickup once that wouldn't crank for me. I dropped the starter out in the parking lot of the place I was stuck at, took it to the auto parts store, and it tested OK, so I had the vehicle towed to the mechanic. Guess what problem was? Starter. It had a bad spot that I must have loosened enough by jostling it, that it worked for the bench test.

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40,915

Did you also check the fusible links in the wiring to the starter? If these blow out you'll get nothing. Do you physically have voltage to the starter solenoid when the key is turned?

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OK little I'll try these out and keep yoos posted, Thanks for your input !

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Could be throttle position sensor.

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