1999 Dodge Ram V8 Two Wheel Drive Manual 44,000 miles
The truck runs wonderfully, never a problem---other than infrequent difficulty (more lately) when trying to start the vehicle.
Without any forewarning, I attempted to start the truck and no response---no attempt to turn over the motor, only a very faint noise, "perhaps" the sound of a fuel pump. [The radio, headlights, et al were as strong as ever.]For three days I roll-started the vehicle when I needed to use it, perhaps 10 times---there was absolutely no running-problem; it just wouldn't start w/out a roll. [I did notice once (could have happened more) that the fuel gauge dropped to empty while the vehicle was running and the tank was actually half-full.]
I dropped it off at the local service station overnight so the mechanic could check it out in the morning---I tried to start it to no avail after I turned off the engine at the service station. No start.
You probably guessed it: the next morning the mechanic started it 20 times w/out a failure. He said he couldn't find a problem.
I turned the key and drove home. The next morning, it wouldn't start. I roll-started it, went to where I had to go; it started, allowing me to get home. For the past two days, sometimes it starts, sometimes not---I walked home from about 3 miles away prior to this email.
The next morning, I received a
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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 AT 7:13 PM