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2000 ram 2500 will not crank over

Truck has been running fine. today it will not crank over. all accessories work fine. I check the fuse panel inside the cab on drivers side. I checked fuse panel next to battery. no blown fuses that I can tell. any ideas?

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Does it make just a tick noise when you turn the key?

Could be a starter. . . . .

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Try moving your steering wheel up to the top position and try cranking it. Mine has a short in there and from what I hear its a common problem and it should turn over. Check your starter relay fuse if that doesn't help.
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I had my starter relay go bad on mine, swaped it with the horn to get going again till i could get a new one.

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Does it make just a tick noise when you turn the key?

Could be a starter. . . . .
No sound at all. Starter relay should be OK. I swapped it with the blower relay and still it will not start. Tried starting in neutral and pushing the steering wheel up. No go.
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My fuse never did go bad. Its just a loose wire so if the fuse is good then I would see if I had a loose wire or a short.
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Try moving your steering wheel up to the top position and try cranking it. Mine has a short in there and from what I hear its a common problem and it should turn over. Check your starter relay fuse if that doesn't help.

swapped the starter and blower relays, as well as putting in the spare relay. no change.
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Sounds like a loose wire or a bad starter.
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this happened to me as well, roll under the drivers side of the truck and check the small ignition wire on the starter take a 8 or 9 mm 1/4 deepwell socket and rachet with you to tighten it up. if its loose, youll be back on the road in 5 min. good luck

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this happened to me as well, roll under the drivers side of the truck and check the small ignition wire on the starter take a 8 or 9 mm 1/4 deepwell socket and rachet with you to tighten it up. if its loose, youll be back on the road in 5 min. good luck
thanks, I will give that a try
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Sounds like the starter contacts to me. Buy a starter repair kit on ebay, comes with the contacts and plunger.

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Sounds like a loose wire or a bad starter.
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yep, dealer says its a bad starter. wow are they expensive.
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