When it rains or snows my 98 Dodge Ram will turn over but it will not start

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Asked by May 12, 2014 at 03:05 PM about the 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: General

When it rains or snows and sometimes when I take it to the car wash, for some reason
my truck will turn over but it will not start. If I wait a few days after all precipitation stops it
usually starts but I have noticed that in the winter months we usually have to jump it to get
it started. Does anyone know what would cause this? I would appreciate all the feedback I
can get because this is really frustrating. Thank you

1 Answer

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Could be the distributer cap getting moisture in it. It might not be sealing very well. Also even though it's traditional ignition it has a crank sensor and that could be an issue as well. That's where I would start looking.

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