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Had a remote start start put on a 99 Dodge Ram 15 years ago.

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Had a remote start...

Had a remote start start put on a 99 Dodge Ram 15 years ago. Gave the truck to son who lost remote. He cut off the remote start now truck won’t start :( hate to pay 2 1/2 hour towing to deal any suggestions?

Mechanic's Assistant: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?

Now but the alarm dings when I turn them on & yes battery fully charged

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Ram yourself? What have you tried so far?

Trying ....got the extra original remote but it doesn’t work it either he required it back after removing the remote start

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago
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Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago

Does the engine crank over and not start or not crank over at all?

What size engine do you have?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
318 not turn over at all
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago

Thank you for that information.

In the position that you are in now, I would recommend that you diagnose it. That will get you the desired results.

Would you like me to help walk you through this diagnoses or would you simply like me to list some possible causes for you?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Walk through
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago

Sounds good.

Start by checking the inputs to the starter relay with the key turned to the crank position. You will need an assistant to help with this. It needs two powers and one ground to operate. You can use a test light or a voltmeter to check this.

Let me know!

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Tested 2 grounds 1 power
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Can you send me a list of options the weather is turning bad, thank you for time!
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago

So your saying the relay is missing one power?

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago

The most common would be a blown fuse or faulty ignition switch provided the wiring is good (and this is an auto transmission).

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Checked fuses they are good, & it is an automatic transmission
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago

Ok, then based on the information you have provided, it is likely a faulty ignition switch.

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Forgot to say the anti theft light is on.
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago

Have you checked for codes in the computer?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Don’t have a tester ......& in a remote area :)
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago

Got it! No problem.

That will be your next step when your able as well as trying another ignition key.

I would also recommend testing power in and out of the ignition switch like I mentioned above.

I am glad I can help!

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago

Do you have any further questions?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No thank you, ***** ***** someone with a portable computer.
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago

Sounds good you are welcome. I am glad I can answer all of your questions.

Have a great day and please dont forget to rate.

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