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I have a 2005 Dodge 1500 with a 5.7 hemi. the truck.starts

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great as long as the...
I have a 2005 Dodge 1500 with a 5.7 hemi. the truck.starts great as long as the outside temperature is not above about 75 degrees. that's when it's hard to start. I can crank on it and it won't start but if I leave the key in the on position for a minute or so it will start no problem. it starts great in the mornings or cold days or even when it's off for a lengthy time.. any good ideas. the local dodge dealer is baffled....
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Dodge Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago
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Dodge Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Have they checked the fuel pressure regulator?

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Dodge Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Have they checked fuel pressure when the problem is happening? are there any codes stored?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
to both questions
Dodge Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

IPDM is a common problem on this vehicle.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
What's the ipdm
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Oops dont call
Dodge Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Integrated power distribution module

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Dodge Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

I wont call.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok how can that affect the way it starts only by the outside temperature. cause it doesn't mather how hot the motor is.
Dodge Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

It could be related to the ignition switch, the ipdm is a common problem for strange problems on this vehicle.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
wouldn't the check engine light come on for that
Dodge Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

The ipdm is a separate module from the engine light, so no this would not set the light, but it would have codes in it. You would need a dealer quality scan tool to access them.

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Dodge Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

I would scan all modules on the truck.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok I'll go to dodge tomorrow. and have it checked again
Dodge Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Ok let me know, I will this this question open.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok will do
Dodge Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

OK thanks

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Dodge Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Hello again Dan here,

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This question is coming up on 7 days which means it will time out and close.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Sorry we took it to the shop and had it scanned everything checked out okay but what we did fine is the fuel pump relay didn't kick on right away it was turning over a few seconds before activating we replace the relay and it still did the same thing
Dodge Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Ok, this is difficult to diagnose over the internet.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I know I think I'm just going to wait until it goes out completely so I can figure out what it is or spend the money to put it in the shop
Dodge Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Sometimes these things need to get worse before they can get better.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Lol I get alot of cars in that won't act up for me but will for the owners.. summer's almost over and it works fine in the Cooler months so we'll keep experimenting with it
Dodge Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Ok sounds good.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Going to try another new fuel pump and see if that does anything unfortunately the one in the truck is only about a year old
Dodge Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

I know you can replace the fuel pressure regulator separately from the pump. It is mounted to the top.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok rhanks
Dodge Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Thanks

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