i have a 1997 dodge ram 1500 i turn the key and i get nothing, i have power to everything but when i try to start it i get nothing. it started doing it about a week ago, it like im getting no power

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Asked by Oct 29, 2014 at 10:57 PM about the 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab LB

Question type: General

I turn the keyto my 1997 dodge ram and i have power to everything but i get nothing, I
thought it was my ignition switch so i changed that, then I thought it might be a relay
fuse, nothing battery is new cables are good, it like im getting no power to the starter,
Could it be the solinoid on my starter. Please Please help. its my only way to get any
where.

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Yes,it sound,s like the starter has gone bad,

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17,470

Ditto what TST said.

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Replace the solenoid. On my 2000 dodge it was on the passenger side under the hood just below the valve cover near the front of the motor near the fan.

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I dont even get the starter to even engage, when it started it would take several times turning the key on and off with nothing happing then finally it would turn over and start. now it dose nothing, I just want to make sure cause ive put a new battery in and ignition switch and relay fuse both under the hood and the dash board. its draining me of cash quickly. ..I thank all of you for the info. anything eles i need to know?

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17,470

Its going to be the starter if you have current to it when the key is turned.

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Thanks To all of you for the info. Guess i should have come here first instead of spending money that i didnt need to spend... Thanks again guys!!!

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Was it the Solenoid or the Starter? With my 2000 Dodge I went through 2 Solenoids in one year and it turned out that there was a short in my computer which was leaving 12 volts power to one side of my solenoid all the time, which burned it out faster than usual. $800 for a new computer or $17 for a solenoid so keep one in the glove box LOL.

3,675

could be the computer. my 95 Dakota did that intermittently when the computer wen out.

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