Starter not working on Dodge pickup

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Asked by Dec 23, 2013 at 11:09 AM about the 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr ST Extended Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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?

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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.

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Tried tapping on the starter and got it to crank.

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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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