The wait to start light only works part time on my 1998 Dodge Ram truck.. The dealer did something to the computer and it worked for a while but said the computer would have to be changed if it happened again. Can the computer be changed by myself or must I take it back into the dealer.

Asked by Jun 28, 2013 at 11:28 PM about the 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 4WD 4dr Extended Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

105

this depends on how well equipped and savvy you are with cars. I personally would take it to a dealer because you know they have all the equipment needed and will do it the specified way. You can do so yourself but it can turn into a nightmare fast. Me personally on a car over 15 years old it probably wont make sense to pay the ridiculous amount they are likely going to charge you for this and if its just a light not coming on its likely electrical related somehow. Check the relays if you can and know how to and if all of them are good I would just accept the issue as a fact of the car getting up in age and beginning its slow descent into oblivion. If all the electricals and grounds are good Just see how long it usually takes for the car to normally have the light come off and time it yourself.

715

You honestly dont even need a wait to start light. When your getting ready to start it, just wait for around 5-10 seconds id say in the summer, and 15-20 in the winter. The AFC needs to send hot air into the cylinders so combustion will occur and no gelling of the fuel will happen. If you do that, then I'll bet you money it will start every time. But if you dont do this, I would recommend taking it to your local dealership to have them fix the problem. Heck, it could just be a fuse!

Your Answer:

Dodge Ram 2500 Experts

  • #1
    Dan Connell
    Reputation
    2,400
  • #2
    Ram2500Diesel
    Reputation
    720
  • #3
    AJBurns
    Reputation
    620
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Ram 3500
73 Great Deals out of 2,093 listings starting at $4,990
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
493 Great Deals out of 40,207 listings starting at $2,800
Used Dodge Ram 1500
323 Great Deals out of 9,310 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-350 Super Duty
358 Great Deals out of 23,349 listings starting at $3,249
Used Ford F-150
2,280 Great Deals out of 208,575 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,780 Great Deals out of 153,003 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-250
398 listings starting at $3,500
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500
209 listings starting at $5,400
Used GMC Sierra 1500
721 Great Deals out of 60,743 listings starting at $1,395

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 2500 For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 312 listings starting at $9,990
2009 Dodge Ram 2500 For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 279 listings starting at $7,950
2008 Dodge Ram 2500 For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 562 listings starting at $6,395
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 For Sale
31 Great Deals out of 720 listings starting at $6,300
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 1,061 listings starting at $5,099

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.