86 dodge pickup w/360 engine

Asked by Aug 31, 2017 at 03:13 AM about the Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Pickup won't stay running unless I keep the
key in start position help!

2 Answers

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This can be caused by the ballast resistor or ignition switch. The ballast resistor is a small white unit on the firewall with 2 wires on it. If you do a Google image search for '86 dodge ballast resistor' you will see what it looks like.

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back in the day you would carry an extra ballast in your mopar just for that reason , common failure

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