1990 Dodge won't start, no crank - Diesel Bombers



Diesel In Distress - Support Ticket Need Help ? Broke Down Or in Urgent Need Of Assistance Post Here , Thread Will Be Priority and You have the ability to close your own thread when its fixed . If You Do Not Reply in 10 Days your thread will be closed as we will assume its fixed , You can Reopen YOUR Discussion Topic if you wish .

Closed Thread
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-17-2009, 10:05 PM
Diesel Fan
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 23
Default 1990 Dodge won't start, no crank

The truck's been running fine, no problems. Went to start it, all the lights came on just like normal, turned the key to the start position, nothing, not even a click.
I wiggled the battery terminals, still nothing, then it cranked and started just like normal (the engine starts as soon as I hit the key). I went on my trip, it started like normal going home, it sat for two days, now won't crank again.

What I've done:
- took the terminals off the battery posts, wire brushed them off, tightened the posts onto the battery, etc
- put a load tester on the battery, it shows 12v, and holds volts/amps with a load applied.
- checked for lose wires in the cab, under the hood, and under the truck. Everything looks good from what I can see. (all cab lights, warning lights, and even the headlights all come on if I turn them on.)

What it does (again):
- put key in and turn to on, buzzes, warning lights all come on (wait to start doesn't, but it's 80+ degrees)
- turn key to start position, nothing, no click, no crank no response at all.
- Tried turning the key repeatedly, still nothing.

Thanks in advance for any help.
  #2  
Old 08-17-2009, 10:19 PM
mysterync's Avatar
Diesel Bombers Sponsor
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Blowing Rock,NC
Posts: 3,791
Default

Our resident first gen guy will be here before long to give you a hand with this!
RSWORDS is his user name if you'd like to PM him
  #3  
Old 08-18-2009, 03:06 AM
Diesel Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 450
Default

There is a starter relay on the left fender that sends power to the solenoid. On ours once in a while if the truck hits a big bump the relay will come loose from the plug. You could also jump to the small terminal on the starter to see if the starter is good.
  #4  
Old 08-18-2009, 09:40 AM
Diesel Fan
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 23
Default

Well, I wiggled all the wires and connectors I could find, and it starts fine now, so the starter relay must have been loose.

Which wire was the right one though? (Or: What does the starter relay look like?)
  #5  
Old 08-18-2009, 02:48 PM
Diesel Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 450
Default

The relays are small plastic boxes that plug into the wiring harness. Our truck has 3 relays on the fender well but the book says there are supposed to be 4 on ours. Unless you have a schematic for yours the only way to figure out which is the starter relay is either look at the color of the small wire on the starter and then at the harness where the relays plug in or unplug one at a time and try to start it.
  #6  
Old 08-21-2009, 12:40 AM
wildbill's Avatar
BOMBARDIER

 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Baker, MT
Posts: 12,808
Default

What did ya get figured out??
  #7  
Old 08-25-2009, 12:02 PM
Diesel Fan
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 23
Default

I'm still not sure which one it is (I'm guessing the one that was loose, but it looked like a plug with nothing in it), but I haven't had any problems starting since I wiggled them.
  #8  
Old 09-10-2009, 10:32 AM
stkdram55's Avatar
BOMBARDIER
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: New Holland Ohio
Posts: 6,550
Default

closing thread seems like you got her figured out...you can open it back up if you need
 
 
Closed Thread

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Early 04 6.0 Diesel Ford F250 Superduty Crank no start problem ish1521 Ford Powerstroke 03-07 6.0L 1 08-26-2015 08:42 PM
2000 dodge won't start lift pump comes on when I turn the key but won't start Mac1997 24 Valve 2nd Gen Dodge Cummins 98.5-02 2 07-13-2015 05:08 AM
03 6.0 crank no start help! tmcc14 Ford Powerstroke 03-07 6.0L 0 04-21-2015 03:59 PM
Replaced injectors crank no start diesel coming out of exaust pipe ebg2g 5.9 Liter CR Dodge Cummins 03-07 1 03-29-2015 06:15 PM
Crank No Start musikagod Ford Powerstroke 03-07 6.0L 11 11-30-2014 07:22 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:06 PM.