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


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.


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.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 / Hemi won't start, turns over fine, but will not fire 7 answers

    I have a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 / Hemi, it will not start, it will turn over and keep turning over, but will not fire. I checked the fuel pump fuse, but I cannot hear the fuel pump run, that being said,...

    2003 Dodge Ram 1500


    Maintenance & Repair

  • My Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi 5.7 will not start well in the cold 14 answers

    The engine turns over quickly but will not fire, have replaced spark plugs twice now, it now has NGK split-fire plugs still no better, It starts much better in the warmer weather. Is there a cold sta...

    2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab LB


    Maintenance & Repair

  • My 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 5.7L Hemi, has no oil pressure showing on guage. Only 8050mi. ? 14 answers

    What are the possibilities of my problem? The Truck was fine this am, but when I was returning to my farm, the oil pressure guage showed "low" and engine light came on. As stated before, the truck h...

    2007 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab 4WD


    Maintenance & Repair

  • My 2004 1500 Hemi Ram won't start. 4 answers

    The Throttle body clicks with I turn the ignition on and the motor turns however there is not firing. It has a brand new battery and throttle body and plugs were replaced about 1 yr ago. I have not...

    2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab SB 4WD


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Hemi MDS 227 answers

    I was wondering if anyone other than me absolutely hates the MDS system in their Hemi engines. Does anyone know how to disable it without having to by a Diablo Predator tuner? I know you can cut and c...

    Dodge Ram 1500


    Car Customization

Search Dodge Ram 1500 Questions

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

#1 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 5,280
#2 pudgybear
Reputation 5,000
#3 dandyoun
Reputation 4,670
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150"
3,181 Great Deals out of 216,388 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500"
2,467 Great Deals out of 143,834 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Ram 2500"
153 Great Deals out of 5,734 listings starting at $2,289
Used GMC Sierra 1500"
1,024 Great Deals out of 56,287 listings starting at $2,499
Used Toyota Tundra"
618 Great Deals out of 26,499 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Tacoma"
640 Great Deals out of 30,202 listings starting at $2,850
Used Dodge Charger"
641 Great Deals out of 29,904 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Dakota"
163 Great Deals out of 4,814 listings starting at $900
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty"
455 Great Deals out of 42,790 listings starting at $2,250
Used Nissan Titan"
213 Great Deals out of 13,198 listings starting at $4,500
Used Dodge Challenger"
452 Great Deals out of 25,339 listings starting at $7,980
Used Dodge Ram 3500"
106 Great Deals out of 2,479 listings starting at $4,995
Used Ford Mustang"
716 Great Deals out of 41,261 listings starting at $900
Used Jeep Wrangler"
441 Great Deals out of 16,283 listings starting at $3,400

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab For Sale
30 listings starting at $13,995
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab For Sale
26 listings starting at $14,900