Ram 1500 3009 hemi engine does not start

Asked by Jul 31, 2016 at 12:12 PM about the 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I got a ram 1500 2009 big horn wth a 5.7 hemi. Car
wont start. It is not the battery. We jumped cable
and did not start. What could it be ?

2 Answers

845

If the engine is cranking (starter turning engine???), then you need to find out if you have a fuel delivery problem, or there is no spark at the plugs. If you remove a spark plug wire and hold it about an 1/8" away from the plug with an insulated tool (rubber coated handle pliers work well), you should see a nice blue/white spark jump the gap between the end of the wire, and the tip of the spark plug. If you are getting a spark, then investigate the fuel issue. Hope this helps.

845

One more thing, if the spark plug wire has a very deep socket, then you may need to insert a piece of metal into it when you disconnect the wire from plug so there is not too big of a gap to perform above test.

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