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I have a 2001 Dodge Ram Diesel. The starter will not turn over so I replaced the starter but same problem. I just hear a click under the hood by the fuse box when I turn the key but the engine wont turn over. Wondering ... JOIN NOW TO REMOVE TRACER

Truck won't start???

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Old 12-06-2009, 01:28 AM
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I have a 2001 Dodge Ram Diesel. The starter will not turn over so I replaced the starter but same problem. I just hear a click under the hood by the fuse box when I turn the key but the engine wont turn over. Wondering if anyone may have an idea of what the problem could be?? Thanks

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Old 12-06-2009, 02:21 AM
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locked up motor ground but then again your getting power bec/ the starter relay is clicking not sure man ask around i will ask to for ya good luck

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Old 12-06-2009, 09:55 AM
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what about your batteries. i just had to replace mine. it takes a lot to turn these beasts over.

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Old 12-06-2009, 10:13 AM
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second that
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:39 AM
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Your batteries are either dying under load because they are shot, they can test good sittin there but once you put them under load they die or you have a weak ground. Spray the ground with some cleaner or better yet pull em and clean em up and pull the batteries and take them to a shop to be tested under load.

You can also put a voltmeter to the batteries, alternator and starter to be sure everything is getting juice.

Here's another thread on the exact came thing. Welcome to the start of winter. truck wont start help

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Old 12-06-2009, 12:13 PM
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Thanks guys, boy do I feel stupid...ended up being the fuse for starter solenoid....
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:57 PM
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That's OK, I love situations like that. 2 weeks ago I drove for an hour and a half each way to a loader that wouldn't restart after it dies. I was loaded over the top with parts due to the distance. Changed a fuse that was too small and blew, and drove away. Odd enough, the customer was just fine with the outcome. getting it running was his whole concern. Judging by all the cars, sleds, quads, holiday trailers, and other toys in his yard, that bill won't hurt him too much.

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