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My 2005 dodge ram 2500 will not start. it cranks and will

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my 2005 dodge ram 2500 will not start. it cranks and will almost start then nothing it will just crank. This started after I replaced the battery clamps they were worn and not making good connection. I disconnected the battery for about 15 minutes while I replaced the clamps. tried to start the vehicle and it will not start. It cranks over and will almost start then nothing just cranks
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: I replaced the clamps and yes I cleaned the terminals. the vehicle craks
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes I am hoping to fix myself. I checked all fuses and made sure cables were tight. I disconnected the neg cable for 1 minute and reconnected. It started fine everytime until I replaced clamps on cables
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad ,Welcome To JustAnswer, I'm reviewing your question and I will be be posting a replay ASAP

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

we do have a bad connection since this started after the battery terminal replacement ?

can you check the battery cable coming from battery to the starter ?

try to wiggle it by hand while somebody else trying to start it ?

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
its just me at home right now. I cleaned the posts, put new clamps on cables and tightened the clamps down with wrench. they are not lose and you can not wiggle them with your hand. the engine will crank and almost start, like it may be flooded, but its not and it wont start. it just will crank over for a bit then almost start again but not
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

ok no problem , what engine you have in it please ?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
5.7 hemi
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

1- we need to check fuel pressure ? you should have 58 psi

2005 Dodge or Ram Truck RAM 2500 Truck 2WD V8-5.7L VIN D

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2- Can you check for spark at the ignition coils ?

we need good fuel pressure & good spark to start ? so what are we missing is what we need to find out

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
fuel pressure checks at 59 psi and I have spark on all plugs
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
where do I go from here
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

how many miles on the truck ?

do you have a test light , i want to check the ground on the fuel injectors ?

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