01 dodge ram hard to start

06-26-2010, 10:07 PM
My FNL's truck is hard to start on the first crank. When he stops and tries again it usually starts right away. I've read a few posts and it kinda sounds like a fuel pump. What makes me think other wise is this truck only has 20,000 miles on it but it's possible.

I'll have to test the pressure to see what it's at. What should the pressure be at?

Chris Stewart
06-27-2010, 06:57 AM
Is it a diesel or gasser?

Check the Parking Light post for a manual.

06-27-2010, 10:34 AM
Its gas.

Chris Stewart
06-28-2010, 08:33 PM
You can download this service manual free. I did, it's a safe download and it's just like the one I bought.


Sorry, it used to download straight away but now Rapidshare is doing the download and the free version is slow but it's still an electronic $70 FSM and worth the wait.

07-01-2010, 09:36 AM
thanks for the download information. Any suggestions on what I might look for?

Chris Stewart
07-02-2010, 09:24 AM
I agree with your fuel pressure check.

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