Wont start

02-22-2008, 04:32 AM
My 96 Ram 5.2 V8 wont crank. The lights come on and my radio comes on but it wont start. It doesnt click like the battery is dead. i have a few ideas as to what may be the problem but any help would surely be appreciated

02-22-2008, 09:15 AM
Tap the starter/solenoid with a hammer, if it turns over then the starter is bad.
Or starter relay etc

02-22-2008, 11:32 AM
The starter relay is located in eng compartment by the battery. Find the starter realy and pull it out.Flip it over and look at the terminal side. Take a test light an probe the wiring as follows. Terminal 30 is power at all times. 85 is the ground supplied by park neutral switch on trans. 86 is the power supply from ign switch and is hot when key turned to start position. 87 is pwer out and to starter solenoid.Check connections at starter for tightness. Be care ful with large cable it should be hot at all times and goes directly to battery. You can jump 30 to 87 and see if the engine will crank. If it does you probably have a bad ground from neutral safety switch or no pwer from ign switch

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