1985 Dodge Ram V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 150plu miles
The truck has been sitting awhile. It started up with a charged battery. The battery was too small for the engine, though it turned over awhile. After about 5 weeks the engine failed to turn over: a battery cell was corrupted.
I got a battery more appropriate for the size of the engine. It ran about a week (though sometimes it turned over right away and other times it pressured the starter for a couple of seconds.
One morning I got into the vehicle, turned the ignition and got a click or two, then nothing. I think that I've narrowed the problem to a particular wire (they will all need attention, eventually).
So, my question: what is the most likey wiring to account for suddenly ceasing all starter functions? Sometimes the interior lights come on when I wiggle the wire I suspect is the poor electrical carrier. There are appaerent coupling attachments to this wire (sleeves at the ends of its circuit), however the attachment doesn't pull apart - how to disconnect this wire is a mystery. Any ideas?
have the same problem?
Saturday, May 9th, 2009 AT 4:05 PM