2008 Dodge Ram 1500 refuses to start at times.

5

Asked by Nov 07, 2012 at 11:19 PM about the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 SXT Quad Cab 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 SXT, 4.7 L with Flex Fuel.  I have had an intermitten problem where I
will turn the key, the instrument panel does the usual with gauges and OBD lights, but when the key is
turned to the start position, nothing happens.  

I can turn on the radio, the AC, anything I want to, but the truck will not start.  No clicking, nothing.  
The guages do not fall, the idiot lights don't go out, just doesn't start.  Today, when it happened, in a
moment of "non-alcohol induced clarity" or so I thought, I pushed in the parking brake, nothing,
released it, and it worked.  Tried to replicate it, to no avail, but then the truck wouldn't start again
and the parking brake didn't work.  Waiting a minute or two, and fired up perfectly fine.  

I was thinking Neutral Start Safety or ignition, but neither seems really logical, anyone have this issue?

1 Answer

20

Change your ignition switch, its only 30 bucks or so. I had that problem a month ago

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

  • #1
    Dan Connell
    Reputation
    6,770
  • #2
    pudgybear
    Reputation
    6,520
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    6,000
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
3,062 Great Deals out of 230,783 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,716 Great Deals out of 158,224 listings starting at $1,850
Used Dodge Ram 2500
162 Great Deals out of 5,430 listings starting at $2,999
Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,100 Great Deals out of 61,833 listings starting at $1,295
Used Toyota Tundra
630 Great Deals out of 35,968 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tacoma
566 Great Deals out of 40,827 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
433 Great Deals out of 47,782 listings starting at $1,700
Used Dodge Charger
318 Great Deals out of 36,216 listings starting at $1,999
Used Nissan Titan
335 Great Deals out of 21,950 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Challenger
169 Great Deals out of 26,027 listings starting at $7,250
Used Dodge Dakota
78 Great Deals out of 3,451 listings starting at $1,475
Used Chevrolet Colorado
324 Great Deals out of 43,329 listings starting at $1,299
Used Ford Mustang
348 Great Deals out of 41,846 listings starting at $1,488
Used Dodge Ram 3500
69 Great Deals out of 2,267 listings starting at $5,950

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
39 Great Deals out of 1,392 listings starting at $5,800
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
37 Great Deals out of 1,070 listings starting at $3,999
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
63 Great Deals out of 1,532 listings starting at $2,925
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
55 Great Deals out of 1,428 listings starting at $3,800
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
47 Great Deals out of 1,148 listings starting at $2,950

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.