I have a 2001 Dodge Van 1500. The electricity appears to be working ok (radio, dome lights, blinkers, dash) but, when I try to start it the engine doesn't want to turn over. Any obvious problems there could be that my simple mind is failing to understand?


Asked by Dec 19, 2013 at 07:27 PM about the Dodge Ram Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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I would check, tighten and clean all battery connections. Also clean and tighten the negative connections on the frame and motor. With a bad or dirty connection your lights and other acc could still work but you not get enough cranking amps for it to start the engine.

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