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I have a 1999 Dodge Cummins and I'm having a few problems. First, sometimes it fires right up or sometimes it takes two cranks but always starts, usually starts right up after sitting. But if i have been driving it for awhile its harder to start. Second, the truck will sometimes get a dead pedal and lose power but if i shut it off and start it back up it will be back fine. Third, today i was driving and the truck just shut off. wouldnt start back up for nothing. I had a little over a 1/4 tank. so i trailered it over and put 20 bucks in it and still no start. it sat for about a hour went out and cranked and cranked and finally started... odd. fourth, the trucks speedo and tach will stop working or one will work and the other won't or both will work. please help

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SOURCE: 2004 Dodge Truck 5.7L will not start, no battery power

I wouldn't think it was the alternator, if the battery is "green" and it does not crank, it sounds like something else is wrong. It could be a bad connection somewhere or possibly a computer problem. I would check the battery and make sure that it is at least 12+ volts and check all the terminals to make sure that nothing came loose. A loose ground could cause some of the symptoms.

Posted on Aug 23, 2008


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SOURCE: 1998 Chrysler Concorde Starting Problem

First of all, you should never touch the gas when starting it, on a fuel injected engine. Whether engine is cold, or warmed up, you shouldn't touch gas pedal. That was o.k. years back when carburetors were used, but not with fuel injection. Yes you will cause flooding especially when warmed up. Now there is a good chance you have a sensor or something acting up, but I'm guessing they checked for that when checking battery problem. You may be able to check for codes by cycling key, have yoou tried that, or had codes read yet?

Posted on Jan 16, 2009


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SOURCE: 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 won't start -little red light...

do the lights come on in the front if its just a little red light its possible you tripped the security on the van . or is it the batery light flashing and the battery is dead

Posted on Feb 21, 2009


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SOURCE: 98 dodge ram 5.2L will crank but not start in rain

you need to things to run a motor,, gas and fire. take off the distributor cap and make sure its dry inside. look around it for cracks.

Posted on Mar 21, 2009


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SOURCE: Dodge Caravan Stalls, won't turn over

i have the same van (2003), same problems, the deler just replace my PCM cost me $950 van works fine untill now.

Posted on May 20, 2009

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