my dodge ram 2500 5.9L takes forever to start...once started i can turn it off...then it will start

Asked by Sep 28, 2009 at 01:52 AM about the 1995 Dodge Ram 2500 ST Standard Cab LB 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my truck takes forever to start...once started i can turn it off...then try again..and it will start on right away

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Diesels are a bitch for a cold start. If you have a diesel there should be a wait to start light that stays on until ready to start. That light is controled by a little mini toaster inside your air intake that heats up everything. But it will probably take about 3-5 seconds, which I would rate normal. If it's taking longer check into your batterys, starter, injection pump.

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