Truck dies at intersection, now won't start. Any Ideas?

Asked by Aug 10, 2017 at 08:52 PM about the 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Truck died at an intersection waiting for the light to change.  No lights, no emergent warnings.  One thing I did notice, the idle seemed to run about 2 pegs below 1k rpm when it usually runs at one peg above half K mark.  Then death became her.  Once towed home, threw my cheapy obdcom reader but no codes, no engine lights, no warning lights no notice...It will turnover, all gauges are showing good except oil pressure.  When trying to start it, turns over then kinda catches spark/fire but then losses it.  This is it.  I stopped as I did not want to drain the battery completely.  I have had the water pump replaced, a tune up about 2yrs/45k miles

3 Answers


alternator or battery check could be loose or dirty terminal.


could be fuel filter or fuel pump?

FYI Update to the issue. After setting at home for a few hours, I decided to try and get codes with my reader again. This time the truck started without so much a sputter or hiccup. Ran great. Got a TCM failure error code and low voltage code. I drove it to work (1 mile) and it seemed to shift fine, went up a hill, around in parking garage, no issues what so ever. Do you guys think this (TCM Failure) could have caused the original problem or is a result of?

Your Answer:

Ram 1500

Looking for a Used Ram 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 520 nationwide Ram 1500 listings starting at $4,300.

Postal Code:

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

  • #1
    Dan Connell
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
134 Great Deals out of 11,446 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
102 Great Deals out of 11,132 listings starting at $4,950
Used Dodge Ram 2500
77 listings starting at $2,975
Used GMC Sierra 1500
81 Great Deals out of 10,291 listings starting at $4,995
Used Toyota Tundra
27 Great Deals out of 1,510 listings starting at $4,500
Used Toyota Tacoma
14 Great Deals out of 1,735 listings starting at $6,413
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
20 Great Deals out of 799 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Colorado
12 Great Deals out of 2,320 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford Mustang
45 Great Deals out of 1,253 listings starting at $4,685
Used Dodge Dakota
5 Great Deals out of 136 listings starting at $4,795
Used Nissan Titan
29 Great Deals out of 881 listings starting at $4,960

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 179 listings starting at $8,995
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 73 listings starting at $10,488
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 80 listings starting at $4,300
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 59 listings starting at $4,995
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
35 listings starting at $7,999

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.