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Changed out starter, batter is good, engine will not turn

Customer Question

changed out starter, batter is good, engine will not turn over
JA: Does the engine spark at all? Is there a trouble code or is your "check engine light" on?
Customer: engine check light had just came on went off after truck was turned off, next day would not start
JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge?
Customer: 2004 ram*****
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes if possible, new starter today that's all so far batter has been check and no dead cells
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: nope nothing else I can think of it was running fine before it was turn off
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose).

Are you planning to diagnose and fix this yourself?

Do you own a test light or volt meter?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
to both
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have a fluke meter
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Super, here is your start diagram.

Step one, is ground when trying to start pin is powered all the time. Verify pin 85 is powered when trying to start.

See if pin 86 is ground when trying to start. This comes from the computer if the theft system and park neutral switch are in order.

Turn the key on and jump a wire from pin 30 to 87 briefly, it should crank. If there is not theft system issue or other concern it should also start.

Let me know these results.

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Thanks Moose.