I have power, but it won't crank over

Asked by Apr 17, 2014 at 02:12 PM about the 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr LT 4WD Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I turn the key over and everything comes on, but it won't crank over. It ran fine the night
before, then the next morning it doesn't start. I have replaced the following;
Neutral Safety Switch

Checked cables

9 Answers


check your ignition relay switch as well unhook your battery for 30 minutes and then hook it back up.

9 of 9 people found this helpful.

I have the same problem only I can hear a click when turning the key. It's not from the starter or battery area. I've cleaned and made sure all connection are good but no luck. I checked the starter relay fuse and it's fine. Heck I've checked every fuse and connection from hear to Texas on it. Could it be that the truck thinks it's in gear and won't start? App sensor maybe? Any help is appreciated.

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Just got done with my truck (2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4.7L). It clicked a couple of times and didn't start, tried it again then started. Go to start it again and nothing. All the dash lights came on when I tried to start it but "no crank" Replaced the starter, battery, ignition switch, and cleaned all the cables to the battery and nothing. My girlfriend of all people told me to check all the grounds. Cleaned the one by the battery, the one by the fuse box, the one attached to the frame, and the one on the block itself ( very oily due to the fact it's directly under the oil filter). After I cleaned all the grounds it cranked right up. It might have been the ground the whole time, good place to start before buying all the parts.

5 of 5 people found this helpful.

I wonder if it is the sensor I don't get a clicking noise

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I have 04 dodge ram hemi Tryin to start it all light ding but not sounds when turning over key

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I just had my 2001 Ram not turn over with no sounds. After checking all the relays, fuses and ground points on my 5th or 6th time of moving my shifter it started right up. Clear indication of a bad Neutral safety switch but really hard to find since it was really random. The key was knowing that no noise is clearly a wiring, switch or sensor issue NOT starter or other mechanical parts.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

I took mine to dodge ...same problem...they had to flash the computer...around 99 dollars

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I've got a 2007 Dodge ram 1500 slt 4 door 4/4 will not start checked battery good butt will not turn over

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Dodge ram found out why my truck would not start wire between starter little brass wire that goes from solenoid to starter was burnt off of solenoid

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