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Average Mileage:
125,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 072012

Ram 1500 SLT 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles


Trouble starting in the eary AM probably temperature related but seems like an electrical issue. When starting vehicle, sometimes get a 'click' as the starter engages for a split second then disengages without spinning. Having to pull on the steering wheel either left or right (seems to work better to the right but that changes from time to time) and turn key to get the truck to start. Sometimes this process takes several minutes making me late for work. My initial thought is that there is some wiring issue in or around the steering column, but may also be with the dealership installed kill switch/cheesy alarm system that is best described as a remote door lock/unlock. any help or confirmations?

- , Chino Valley, AZ, USA

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