Starter not working on Dodge pickup

20

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?

3 Answers

216,515

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.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
20

Tried tapping on the starter and got it to crank.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
10

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?

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Ram 1500

Looking for a Used Ram 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 13,262 nationwide Ram 1500 listings starting at $1,800.

ZIP:

Search Dodge Ram 1500 Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

#1 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 5,650
#2 pudgybear
pudgybear
Reputation 5,300
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 4,930
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
3,217 Great Deals out of 205,088 listings starting at $1,779
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,741 Great Deals out of 149,168 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Ram 2500
187 Great Deals out of 5,707 listings starting at $2,900
Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,058 Great Deals out of 58,731 listings starting at $1,599
Used Toyota Tacoma
712 Great Deals out of 32,123 listings starting at $2,000
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
477 Great Deals out of 41,915 listings starting at $1,999
Used Dodge Dakota
128 Great Deals out of 4,388 listings starting at $995
Used Dodge Ram 3500
83 Great Deals out of 2,377 listings starting at $5,000
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
852 Great Deals out of 28,370 listings starting at $1,700
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,001 Great Deals out of 65,971 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
81 Great Deals out of 1,539 listings starting at $5,995
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
49 Great Deals out of 1,216 listings starting at $5,495
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
77 Great Deals out of 1,712 listings starting at $2,995
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
76 Great Deals out of 1,671 listings starting at $4,400
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
94 Great Deals out of 1,586 listings starting at $2,999