Starter not working on Dodge pickup
I have a 1998 Dodge truck with a 318 engine. There are times that the starter will not work when turning the key. After a few tries, it finally works. This takes spells with the starter working fine for weeks, and then the problem surfaces again. Now I can't get it to start. It only clicks once when I turn the key. I know the battery is fine because it started great just a few minutes before. Any ideas as to what it needs or what I can do?
Just because the battery started the car fine once, doesn't mean it's good. Check the voltage, what is it? How old is it? Post back.
Tried tapping on the starter and got it to crank.
I have the same problem with my 2005 Ram 2500 5.7L AT. Sometimes it works and sometimes not. I checked the battery and cables, replaced the starter and starter solenoid and the problem is still there. Any other ideas?
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