Grinding when starting the ignition

Asked by Apr 27, 2017 at 10:21 PM about the 2003 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When starting the truck we've noticed a hard grinding
sound. Truck will not start obviously. Have tried changing
the starter as well as the battery.

3 Answers

94,735

Sounds like the ring gear on the flex plate, or flywheel is shot. Take the inspection pan down if it has one, or take the starter out and check the ring gear that the starter drive messes into when starting.

30

Two words: starter shims usually not needed , but I cannot think of anything else that would help to remedy this problem (unless you want to buy another starter. :) yeah try shims , you'll probably be able to see marks where the teeth are misaligned .

Flywheel Is the answer you’re looking for for that you will have to take it to a mechanic so they can separate the transmission and the engine and replace the flying will the parts cost not that much but the job is expensive depending who does the job and how good the person is good luck

Your Answer:

Ram 1500

Looking for a Used Ram 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 461 nationwide Ram 1500 listings starting at $3,999.

Postal Code:

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

  • #1
    Dan Connell
    Reputation
    7,530
  • #2
    pudgybear
    Reputation
    7,240
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    6,900
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
167 Great Deals out of 11,243 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
85 Great Deals out of 9,639 listings starting at $3,000
Used Dodge Ram 2500
74 listings starting at $4,850
Used GMC Sierra 1500
84 Great Deals out of 9,175 listings starting at $3,999
Used Toyota Tundra
44 Great Deals out of 1,531 listings starting at $5,997
Used Toyota Tacoma
36 Great Deals out of 1,636 listings starting at $5,450
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
18 Great Deals out of 957 listings starting at $4,499
Used Nissan Titan
29 Great Deals out of 938 listings starting at $2,587
Used Chevrolet Colorado
14 Great Deals out of 2,562 listings starting at $3,995
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
13 Great Deals out of 1,124 listings starting at $4,999
Used Dodge Dakota
135 listings starting at $2,495

Used Cars for Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 142 listings starting at $8,990
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
74 listings starting at $5,995
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
81 listings starting at $3,999
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
49 listings starting at $6,990
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
26 listings starting at $3,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.