Won't start only one clicking noise

Asked by Apr 30, 2017 at 05:24 PM about the 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 4 Dr ST 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1999 Dodge ram 1500  5.2 L brand-new starter new battery when you go to
turn on it clicks one time. I checked the ignition wire on the starter and it's
getting 12.4 V at all times or any suggestions?

6 Answers

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Sounds like there is a problem with the new starter, not uncommon with Doge starters. Try tapping on the starter with a hammer to see if it will jar it loose.

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I did and still only 1 click. Took the starter back and got a new one and same thing

85,415

Then it is not getting enough power from the battery, how does the battery cables look?

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They look clean. I disconnected the cable so anyways clean them and it started. Thank you for your help

One more question. Having a problem with passing smog. Change the O2 sensors that did not help checked my timing and it was perfect. Do you think it could be the CAT?

85,415

A catalytic converter is designed to last up to 150,000 miles, with no engine malfunctions, engine miss would damage a catalytic converter. I would have a emissions shop look at those readings to verify.

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