2005 Dodge Ram 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 43000 miles
For the past two months various Dodge Dealerships, my personal mechanic, nor I have been able to figure out why my truck experiences a problem with starting.
From personal observation if the truck sits for a while, like over night or while I'm at work and don't leave for lunch, it won't start and it sounds like the battery is dead. However the truck can be barely started if you turn the key enough.
My personal mechanic tested the battery and it wasn't dead and the computer diagnostic did not show any problems so they replaced the Ignition Switch and rewired the harness.
After 3 weeks the same problem resurfaced and I took it into the Dodge Dealership this time and their computer diagnostic said this time that the battery was dead so I replaced it, this was two days ago.
The old battery was not completly dead and was easily recharged back to 100%. I did not put it back on my truck and kept the new one.
Today my truck would not crank, again the brand new battery sounded dead and after 30 attempts my truck eventually and barely started.
Afterwards there was no problems and the truck restarts with ease.
Is this a battery drain or a computer problem?
have the same problem?
Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 AT 8:54 PM