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Old 08-04-2005, 12:02 PM   #3
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Re: 1998 Ram 1500 5.9L Slow Start

Originally Posted by jpwheeler
Last couple of days, I've noticed when I go to start my truck it takes about 5-8 seconds for the engine to finally start. It use to just start right up, It doesn't turn over slowly, it cranks at the normal speed, so i doubt battery or connection is the issue here. If anyone gots any advice on this, it be helpful. Not sure exactly where to start with this. Thanks
I hope you don't have what I am still fighting. My 1998 Ram 1500 5.2 does the same thing. Hard to start, cranks fine just takes longer to get the thing running. I also have an intermettent "Check Engine" light from time to time which is the P0300 ( Multiple missfire code). Here is a list of what I have had changed to date:

1. Cap, Rotor, Spark plug wires, spark plugs.
2. Ignition coil
3. Camshaft sensor
4. 2 ea fuel injectors (#4 and #8 cylinders)
5. Dealer changed the intake manifold gasket
6. Catylitic Converter
7. 2 ea O2 sensors
8. Complete fuel injector system flushing and cleaning
9. Gas Cap
10. ?
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