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2001 RAM 1500 Starting problem

From : tom lawrence

Q: they were nice i had one. unfortunately dodge didnt match its great looks with a properly inspired engine. the 360 was a dog 240 hp and my tranny was strated to act up after awhile. needless to say i got rid of it. the 1996 blue and white striped indianapolis version of the dodge ram is a beautiful truck. indianapolis 500 special edition to be exact. when i see one of those drive by i can spot it from a mile away. this is definitely a collectors truck and a modern classic in the making. ive seen people try to imitate the look but you cant mistake a genuine one. i wonder what dodges next generation monster hemi truck or magmum ram is going to look like. i hope it still keeps some resemblance to the 96 model. cheers remo rosati author divine intervention http// now available at over 50000 bookstores .


From : ken mcferron

dry. has anyone seen this problem before with a ram or does anyone have any suggestions. pull a plug and make sure youre getting spark. my guess is youre not due to the starting fluid not making a difference. check the connections to the coil. does the check engine light come on it should after cranking for a while with no start. click the ignition three times and identify any p codes on the odometer. .

From : tom lawrence

my suspicion is that they gave him an answer it was just one that he didnt like. i cant imagine any dealer not answering a customers question. mike this is all very understandable but it still does not address the issue that the truck has sat there for days and the service department will not give him an answer as to what is going on. -- if at first you dont succeed youre not cut out for skydiving neil your analysis is spot-on. i the problem however i fear is our society. this was demonstrated to me several years ago by a bumper sticker i saw on a lexus..... its all about me! this was reinforced several weeks ago by a gentlemen who was in my office complaining that we couldnt work on his car right away. i explained that there were people who had called ahead for an appointment who needed to be attended to first. he said bluntly and without hesitation well put me ahead of them!. mike wrote so if im understanding this topic correctly i dont think you are. the problem is that there are so many broken down dodges sitting at dealers that theyve got enough work and dont have any impetus to treat the customer any better than they absolutely have to... no its more like the customer whos vehicle broke first and called and made an appointment first gets his/her vehicle serviced first. the ones who broke last and called and made an appointment last get their vehicle serviced last. which would explain why when i went into the local selling dealer which i havent been to in 4 1/2 years since they last screwed up a repair on my truck and requested that a technician accompany me for a test drive to verify a torque converter lock/unlock problem that was presenting at that moment... they were too busy... suppose that it was -your- vehicle that mechanic was working on and joe blow walked in without being properly scheduled asking to interupt the mechanic working on your vehicle and now completion of your vehicle has been delayed and it wont be ready when it was originally promised how would you feel about that suppose that interupting the mechanic while he was working on your vehicle caused him to lose track of where he was in the procedure and the repair turned out less than satisfactory how would you feel about that suppose that interupting the mechanic working on your vehicle means he gets to the parts counter one minute after the 3 pm cut off for parts delivery and now instead of getting the part on the overnite shipment and having your vehicle back on the road by 10 am the next day there is going to be another whole day delay before the part arrives how would you feel about that so ill find a different dealer again and with a little luck itll be another 4 1/2 years before i go back in there... oh and while i agree that some customers have a poor attitude at dealers it would be very good for the dealer to remember that those same customers will recommend that their friends family acquaintances and co-workers buy from that dealer or from a different one. and 1 pissed off customer will tell a whole lot more people about their shabby treatment than a happy one will tell of their good treatment... well this could easily include the person who -should- have been served -first- because they were there -first- but got bumped or their repair was delayed because of an interuption. so; who do you try to satisfy the person who made an appointment and showed up on time or the person who walks in with unrealistic expectations and demands more importantly who do you think that shop -wants- as a customer .

From : steve meyer

10.8mpg you must have an all lead foot or something must be really wrong... carl just how loud is a clogged or broken catsometimes i can drive my truck around and its fine other times you car hear something from the cat and its loud. even with the doors shut with the radio on you can hear it. but its not all the time. i can drive for days without a sound then i hear it all the way to work then gone again then back for a little bit then gone. its hard to diagnose or have the dealer replace the cat if its intermittent like that... any ideas 99 dakota sport 5.2 4x4 3.55 gears auto stock size tires. k&n fipk 10.8 mpg with mostly freeways new copper plugs cap rotor o2 sensor air cleaner belt synthetic oil trans service cleaned intake. .