1997 DODGE RAM STARTING

  • Tiny
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  • 1997 Dodge Ram
  • 175,000 miles

Sometimes when I try to start my truck all I get is a click when I turn the key, then sometimes it starts right up, it took me over an hour this morning to start because the click just wouldn't turn the truck motrer, just a click click click, the truch has enough power and I just replaced the battery and alternator a couple of months ago, the problem did persist like this beforehand though as well, been goin on for about 8 months now and just seems to ber getting worse now

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Friday, July 19th, 2013 AT 7:00 AM

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  • hmac300
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Try smacking the starter body while trying to start. If it starts you need a starter. Make sure battery is in good condition though

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Friday, July 19th, 2013 AT 7:26 AM
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Ok the battery is less than a month old I replaced it shortly after I replaced the alternator. Someone once told me that there was a bad sensor,
can that be the case? Or how about the solenoid?

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Friday, July 19th, 2013 AT 9:18 AM
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Did you do what I suggested inprevious reply? You'll need an assistant anduse a hammer to hit it with. Or remove the starter and take to an auto parts for testing.

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