Very similar situation im experiencing here with a friend of mine. 07 ram 1500
. Takes 3 attempts minimum to start, getting "gascap" on the odo, but they said they replaced that. Odo dashes out when trying to do the key dance. It's a chipped (grey) key, and someone else told them to replace ignition switch. If it's a security issue or pcm, I don't think it would be attempting to turn over, correct? I have a scanner at home and will be digging into this this weekend for him and looking for some advice. I'm an aircraft mechanic, but not a professional auto mech. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. TIA
JA: Ignition switch issues can be tricky, but with the right information -- fixable. How many miles are on the car?
Customer: Not sure exactly, work Truck so high mileage
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: They have replaced cap, starter, and fuel pump that I know of
JA: Is there anything else the Dodge Mechanic should be aware of about your Dodge?
Customer: I can ask the owner, but that's what I have so far. (I've only spent 10 min checking into so far) I disagree with their diagnosis of the start switch or pcm/security issue
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Dodge Mechanic about your situation and then connect you two.