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03 Dodge Ram van 5.2 Sometimes won't start. Turn key on -

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03 Dodge Ram van 5.2 Sometimes won't start. Turn key on - gauges do not work. Wiggle PCM connector plug and harness and gauges come on, then starts. Also while idling - engine shuts down but restarts instantly.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  david craig replied 8 months ago.

Hi Im David, if you wiggle the connector plug and harness to get things to work then you need to take the connector off and inspect the inside for any moisture dirt or blue/green corrosion. also for wallowed out and loose pins. make sire the wiring harness diesnt have any cheaffed wires laying against a metal part of the engine.

Expert:  david craig replied 8 months ago.

hello??????

Expert:  david craig replied 8 months ago.

do you still need assistance?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No I did all of that. Looking for a common problem with that year, make and model. Just charge me and forget it.
Expert:  david craig replied 8 months ago.

you did not state that you did all of that. communication goes a long way into help my customers figure out the issues they have.

Expert:  david craig replied 8 months ago.

the common problem is that you need to replace the connector.

Expert:  david craig replied 8 months ago.

or do a continuity check of the wiring from the connector to all of the affected circuits. i can supply you with a print. if you'd like.

Expert:  david craig replied 8 months ago.

hello???????

Expert:  david craig replied 8 months ago.

good luck

Expert:  Amedee replied 8 months ago.

Hello and welcome!

Different tech here.

It looks like the previous expert has opted out of this question.

If so, please let me know.

I will be happy to help.

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