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Old 01-18-2012, 12:23 PM
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I have a 05 ram 1500 5.7L HEMI that wont start it makes a click noise but dosent turn over so far ive taken the starter and alternator off and had them tested and they passed ive replaced the starter relay, ignition switch and the battery is only a week old also ive replaced the ground wire from the battery so far nothing looking for some help
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:43 PM
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Sounds like you have a week-old bad battery. Will it start if you jump it? Could be the battery temp sensor, but I don't think you'd get the click if it's bad.
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:47 PM
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if all your connections are good- and you're sure they are, I would hold the starter suspect.. Even if the battery is low, it would still try to engage the flexplate.. and either not turn it, or turn it silly slow- before it resorts to that 'clicking'..

when they 'test' them, they aren't tested under load.. I couldn't tell you how many starters I've seen personally that 'tested' fine, but were bad..
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i thought the same thing about the starter so i went and bought one and installed it and still did the same thing. my battery is an red top optima i bought last week
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nope it dosent start when i jump it
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sounds like the battery is a dud.
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Can you turn the engine over with a pry bar on the crank?
It might be too hard to do with all the plugs in, so bear that in mind.
It's a pain to remove the plugs on a Hemi but, you could remove 8 of them - one per cylinder, to see if you can turn the engine over by hand.
Did you just go out one day to the truck to start it and it just wouldn't?
Was the truck running OK previous to this issue?
Oil levels, coolant and no overheating issues previously?
If the engine won't turn over "by hand", she's siezed in some way.
I sincerely hope it doesn't come to that.
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i thought the same thing about the starter so i went and bought one and installed it and still did the same thing. my battery is an red top optima i bought last week
did you by chance buy a reman? those are sometimes bad out of the box too.. again, they are tested without load.. it's a dang crap shoot, especially in today's questionable QC.



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Can you turn the engine over with a pry bar on the crank?
It might be too hard to do with all the plugs in, so bear that in mind.
It's a pain to remove the plugs on a Hemi but, you could remove 8 of them - one per cylinder, to see if you can turn the engine over by hand.
Did you just go out one day to the truck to start it and it just wouldn't?
Was the truck running OK previous to this issue?
Oil levels, coolant and no overheating issues previously?
If the engine won't turn over "by hand", she's siezed in some way.
I sincerely hope it doesn't come to that.
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oh, that would suck hugely.. but even then, a good starter with good juice would initially attempt to engage the flexplate and stop butt cold (and briefly draw enough amperage to dim lights, ect..).. a bad starter or bad juice would do the clicking thing straight from the get-go..
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ok every one tell me this makes since i through in the white flag and took the truck to someone who is ASE certified since my wife needs her truck to get to work and ive been trying for a few days to get it to run so my neighbor helped me move the truck out off my driveway which is a 35 degree angle towed it there and all of a sudden my stock alarm went off for no reason so i unhooked the cable for the battery they hooked it back up to do there diagnostic machine it said nothing was wrong and they tried starting it and it fired right up now im completely confused of what was wrong any one have any ideas what the gremlin is or was
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bad connection.

pull it again, brush both the terminal and the post off with a wire brush, dust it off with a foxtail, and put good ol' vasoline on both the terminal and post.. you will NOT corrode with that stuff on them, and you'll have nice clean connections.
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