1998 dodgeram1500 won,t turn over with key


Asked by Jan 27, 2014 at 04:57 PM about the 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr ST 4WD Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

new starter new ignition jumped wire the clutch satety neutral switch lights wipers horn all work asd relay clicking  will start under hood with wire jump

10 Answers


Cranks but won't start?


Or no crank?

Best Answer

Check the wires going to the neutral safety switch for hanging down and when 4wd is engaged they will rub against the drive shaft. Does this have anti theft?


anti-theft system has probably activated for some reason. try unlocking the drivers door with the key and then the passenger door to see if that will deactivate.

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truck will start under the hood otherwise no go blower and heater not working either


by the way my truck is 5speed standard


Ignition switch in column may be bad not be sending signal to start when you turn the key.


new ignition switch tried everything I know has me stumped dosen,t have theft proof new starter asd relay clicking when ignition turned onto run position when I start it under the hood with a wire jump starts up easy but no blower for the heater turn ignition off engine stops has to be something else be overlooked


Have you tried a starter relay?


Do have 12v coming out of the Ignition switch, yellow wire when in crank position? then either the yellow wire is bad between ignition switch and the clutch switch or under dash wiring to clutch sensor is bad.. Can you follow the yellow wire and see if the clutch switch wire is ok..

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