1998 Dodge Ram STARTING PROBLEM

Tiny
WILLD2DA
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  • 1998 DODGE RAM
  • 5.9L
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 108,301 MILES
Have a problem starting the truck. I then notice when I plugged in the OBD II the truck starts, then the next time no start so I plugged in the OBD again to start. Next time, I notice the OBD would not come on, and truck would not start, so I wiggled it around some and when the OBD LCD came on I started the truck. From then on for about a week I would just move some of the wiring in the back of the connections and the truck would start.

This time when I tried, it just would not start for nothing. I even removed the connector to see if I had any loose or disconnected wiring, but they all looked fine. I tried so many times the battery died, so I put an emergency jumper starter to continue, still no luck to getting it started. It just cranks and cranks! I know it has to be something simple, I just can not figure out what it is. So frustrated.

Any suggestions what it could be?

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Saturday, September 13th, 2014 AT 10:16 AM

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Tiny
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If you can communicate with computer were there any applicable trouble codes? Turn on the key, check for ref voltage at any sensor that uses a ref voltage. If no ref voltage have to check voltage and ground at computer.

Have a helper crank it while you visually check for spark at the spark plugs. If spark everywhere, use a gage and check fuel pressure. Got to begin, somewhere.
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Saturday, September 13th, 2014 AT 12:07 PM

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