Question about Cars & Trucks
Ok on my 99 dodge ram i went to work last night just fine no suspitious problem everything normal i get off work and try to start the truck and the starter is just clicking so i went and had the starter checked and the starter wasnt out but was recommended replaced so i did and tried to start it same problem and i notice my volts gauge will go alnost to 14 then everytime u hit the key the gauge will just drop and the speedometer ill jump from 0-120mph and back down to 0 what do u think the problem is?
Posted by Anonymous on
I have worked on vehicle were the starter clicking it was a faulty starter. Check battery voltage it should be around 12 Volt's. If voltage is correct. Have starter check. Worse case scenario I worked on a vehicle that starter clicking and engine was frozen.
Posted on May 22, 2017
Your battery is dead and alternator may not be charging. Try a jump start. If it starts, check voltage with engine running. If voltage is less than 13, remove the alternator and have it tested.
Posted on May 22, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Replace the alternator if it's output is too low the gen light will come on,could also be loose or dirty connections at alt amd bat
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
SOURCE: 2003 Chevy S10 won't start
Are you sure its the starter? did you try it in neutral? could be park neutral switch, or ignition switch, or if its a standard shift maybe it has a switch on clutch that it has to be depressed to start and its bad. As far as jump starting you cross the maine or big post on starter to small or little post on starter to do that, on a v6 starter it on the right side under exhaust manafold, and i think its on the same side on a 4 cyl.
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
Next time it won't start turn headlights on and see if they dim when you turn key to start, if they dim its most likely starter, if they don't dim possible starter switch, Have you tried to start it in neutral position? Try that, if it starts in neutral than its park neutral switch, if not could be starter switch, Just make sure you chk. all fuses and any relays associated with ignition first.
Posted on Feb 15, 2009
Change the oil! The 318Cu in V8 (5.2 liter) engine has a problem with sludge build up on the oil pump pickup tube screen. This engine requires oil changes at or before 3500 miles with a high detergent oil.
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
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