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Truck won't start

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Reggie, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. Reggie

    Reggie Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 10

    My truck, a 02 Dodge Ram 1500, sat in my driveway for the last 2 months while I was working out of town. I tried to start my truck a couple of days ago. Nothing happened. I put in a new battery & ignition switch. Again nothing. When I turn the key to run and/or start, nothing. The gauges don't even work. I checked all the fuses & they are all okay. Anyone have any ideas on what this may be???
     
  2. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Did you check oil? Hopefullly it's not seized!!!!
     
  3. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Could be a starter or solenoid.
     
  4. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Could be spark plugs..
     
  5. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Is their even a click when you try to start it?
     
  6. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    I wish b&b would chime in just to confirm any of my guesses.
     
  7. Reggie

    Reggie Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 10

    No, nothing
     
  8. Reggie

    Reggie Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 10

    I don't know. With the key on, when I use a jumper wire in the fuse & relay center it will crank.
     
  9. toptech72

    toptech72 Member
    from 21078
    Messages: 61

    I would start checking the wiring harness to see if some animals chewed it while it was sitting. Pull the fuse relay center and check for corrosion
     
  10. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    bad connection at the battery. trust me.
     
  11. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Animals or a bad connection somewhere, otherwise you'd be getting something somewhere
     
  12. TBElectric

    TBElectric Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Ignition switch on the steering column under the dash is almost definitely your problem. is probable. Definitely check the power distribution box. The main fuse to the box is also a definite possibility I know I am new here but guys you have to read what the OP posts. Being low on oil will not cause the instrument lights not to come on when turning the ignition to the run position.
     
  13. BakerSmith

    BakerSmith Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    First check the engine oil level. This engine oil level dip stick is usually indicated by a yellow handle. There are two level indicator marks on the dip stick, upper level and lower level. The distance in between these marks represents one quart, if the oil is in between the marks the level is ok. If the oil level is below the lower level mark or not on the dip stick at all engine oil must be added until oil is between the inductor lines. Use a shop towel is wipe the excess oil from the dip stick and random drips.
     
  14. fordzilla

    fordzilla Member
    Messages: 72

    not real framiliar with the dodges but it could be with the starter solenoid thats what always happened in my fords