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Random times where Dodge Ram 1500 will not start...possibly

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Random times where Dodge Ram 1500 will not start...possibly because the key is not being recognized
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: Yes...all that has been done
JA: What year is your Ram 1500?
Customer: 2006
JA: Are you fixing your Ram 1500 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Have had it into a Dodge dealership and they say they cannot figure it out. Did suggest their is a part that costs around $700 but that there is no guarantee that will resolve the problem
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Amedee replied 3 months ago.

Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

Expert:  Amedee replied 3 months ago.

I am very sorry your having this issue with your vehicle.

I will try my best to answer all of your questions.

However, before we get started, please let me mention a few things.

1. If at any point you would like to speak on the phone, please feel free to request a phone call on your end and I can call you right away.

2. If you dont understand any technical terms or anything that I mention (component tests or theory or operation), please let me know and I will provide you with a more in debt explanation or answer.

3. Please understand that I am here to help you any way I can.

Expert:  Amedee replied 3 months ago.

Does the engine crank over and not start when this happens or does it not crank over at all?

Are there any codes in the computer?

Is the anti theft light on or flashing on the cluster when it does not start?