My truck won't turn over and makes a weird electronic purring noise near speaker in the dash so what could cause that?

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Asked by Sep 16, 2013 at 12:18 AM about the 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My truck wouldn't start so I just replaced the starter
because it really seemed like that was the issue, but now it
still won't start and a new noise is coming from the dash
somewhere near the drivers dash speaker, like a purring
and this last for about 30 seconds after turning the key in
attempt to start it.

10 Answers

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I've checked the battery terminals/connections and they're good, battery is tested and good. In fact, there's full load/power to everything else ( ignition, lights, radio, ect.). The engine light does stay on though. I've ever had or heard this electrical purring noise until after I replaced the starter. I've even tried a reset by leaving the battery unplugged for like 10 minutes. Nothing.

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It kind of seems like a starter relay issue however I've read that this make and model does not have that, but instead has a TIPM. I'm clueless. Just this early afternoon this truck was running just fine with no issues then all the sudden, it just won't start.

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well lookie here....and only 3.82...contacts being welded in the on position could explain the buzzing sound and a cheap easy fix~

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excuse me--7.79 was lookin' at the wrong diddy~

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I'm feeling satisfied that we've solved your problem here---feel free to mark helpful or MOST helpful to annoy the judge haters~

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I'll have to try these out tomorrow. I'll keep you posted. Thanks for all your time and help so far.

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A lightbulb goes off somewhere while solving these problems...it is for you that makes this a sort of playfield for the machine lovers~

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so I've got a new starter relay ordered and am waiting on it, so in the meantime I'm trying to find out where it's located in the truck. Nobody seems to have a diagram so any ideas where it is?

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the relay box second dealiebob down the fat end on the outside...under your hood....in a relay box with latches~

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for the longest time was beatin' my head over looking for "the ignition relay" on a JEEP...turns out not to be in the box, but a pig tail along the steering column......they just don't document shit like that~

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