07 Bighorn not starting, but stuck turning over?

Asked by Feb 01, 2017 at 07:39 AM about the 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I turn the key the starter just runs and runs
and runs but the car doesn't start .

8 Answers

87,075

Sounds like a problem with the starter, starter drive not engaging. Pull the starter and have it checked.

1 people found this helpful.
67,795

You are not pressing the gas pedal are you? Is the engine turning?

Bob- No, not pressing gas. It seems like it is turning. I made a video... https://drive.google.com/open? id=0B85bKg-eKcXucjBiVG1lX2lyZXM

67,795

Looks like the copy and past function you used added a space between the "?" and "id". This happens frequently here. Also when I got that figured out the link says I need permission to access the video. I have requested it.

I am having trouble w/ the video. I took starter fluid and sprayed in the carb. It started. Didn't run. I'm thinking it is the fuel pump.

67,795

Fuel pump or the fuel pump relay.

1 people found this helpful.
87,075

Yes sir, there is a fuel issue if it starts with starting fluid until it runs out. You have to know if the fuel pump is running, you should hear it when you turn the key to on, it should prime up. As far as I can tell the fuel pressure should be 44 to 54 lbs. If the fuel pump is not running then it is electrical, & need to check for power back to the pump. If it is fuel pressure, then either a bad fuel pump or fuel regulator.

1 people found this helpful.

I will have a pump in hand today. Here is the video. https://youtu.be/4bNcgZypaY0 I'm thinking of grinding out a door to the pump through the bed. I have not pulled starter. I can't hear the pump when key is on. I tried solution / tester for pump and relay from vertical visions dot com but my particular truck isn't listed as a candidate. I even emailed with the owner. Repair will be in a parking lot. Comments / suggestions welcome. FYI. My fuse box doesn't have a pump or relay fuse under the hood, far as I can tell.

Your Answer:

Ram 1500

Looking for a Used Ram 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 520 nationwide Ram 1500 listings starting at $2,500.

Postal Code:

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

  • #1
    Dan Connell
    Reputation
    7,160
  • #2
    pudgybear
    Reputation
    6,940
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    6,500
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
133 Great Deals out of 11,522 listings starting at $3,900
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
99 Great Deals out of 11,091 listings starting at $4,950
Used Dodge Ram 2500
3 Great Deals out of 75 listings starting at $2,975
Used GMC Sierra 1500
82 Great Deals out of 10,268 listings starting at $5,795
Used Toyota Tundra
29 Great Deals out of 1,495 listings starting at $4,500
Used Toyota Tacoma
17 Great Deals out of 1,738 listings starting at $6,413
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
20 Great Deals out of 829 listings starting at $3,995
Used Dodge Charger
43 Great Deals out of 924 listings starting at $3,500
Used Dodge Challenger
25 Great Deals out of 984 listings starting at $10,000
Used Chevrolet Colorado
10 Great Deals out of 2,327 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford Mustang
36 Great Deals out of 1,236 listings starting at $3,995
Used Dodge Dakota
4 Great Deals out of 138 listings starting at $4,795
Used Nissan Titan
31 Great Deals out of 888 listings starting at $4,960

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab 4WD For Sale
35 listings starting at $7,350
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab 4WD For Sale
19 listings starting at $7,995
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab 4WD For Sale
18 listings starting at $9,500
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab 4WD For Sale
17 listings starting at $4,995

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.