2000 Dodge Ram Won't Start

Tiny
HARRISG555
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  • 2000 DODGE RAM
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 70,000 MILES
My truck won't start when it's cold. I tried to start it early in the morning when the outside temp was around 50 degrees. It cranks fine, but won't start. I'm sure it's not the battery because I even tried to jump starting it. Later in the afternoon when it warmed up to about 70 degrees it fired right up.

Yesterday around noon, my wife started the truck and drove it to work, but she got stuck at work because it wouldn't start when she got off work. It is currently in the parking lot at her job. Any ideas?
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Friday, October 24th, 2008 AT 9:11 AM

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Tiny
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Hello

Sorry you are having some troubles. First to better assist you we will need more specific information on your vehicle. I know you said it was a Dodge Ram, but is it a 1500, 1500 etc. Also, there are several V8 engines.5.2L, 5.9L etc. It would really be better to provide the 8th letter in your Vin with the other info. This is more specific to your engine also.

With that it may be electrical - is a spark getting to the plugs or it may be fuel. The fuel pump may not be up to pressure. So we will be glad to provide some guidance there.

If you can get it started to get it home, please stop by Auto Zone or O'Reilly's and for free they can pull the codes to the car. Most important. Once they check your codes, if they find something and you don't get it fixed and need to get back with us, please make sure you tell us exactly what the code was, number and all. Example, if the code was E0568 O2 Sensor bad. Then make sure you give us all of that. While there for free also they can bring their tester out and check your battery, alternator and starter. This is also very important. The nice thing is it is all free.

If you can do those things we will be better to answer your questions.
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Friday, October 24th, 2008 AT 10:13 AM
Tiny
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The truck s a 1500 and has a 5.9 V8. It's never had many problems until now. Like I said it seems to only happen when the outside temp is cold.
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Friday, October 24th, 2008 AT 10:18 AM
Tiny
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Hello Wayne

Again, sorry you are having some troubles. Thanks for the info on the truck. Since it can be several things, like electrical - is a spark getting to the plugs or it may be fuel. The fuel pump may not be up to pressure, before we start doing some checks are you able to do what I suggested before or is this not possible? I have attached the info again. Also, will you be able to do some of these things yourself or will you be having to take is some where?

If you can get it started to get it home, please stop by Auto Zone or O'Reilly's and for free they can pull the codes to the car. Most important. Once they check your codes, if they find something and you don't get it fixed and need to get back with us, please make sure you tell us exactly what the code was, number and all. Example, if the code was E0568 O2 Sensor bad. Then make sure you give us all of that. While there for free also they can bring their tester out and check your battery, alternator and starter. This is also very important. The nice thing is it is all free.

If you can do those things we will be better to answer your questions.
Hope this helps - let us know - Thanks for asking on our site!
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Friday, October 24th, 2008 AT 10:47 AM

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