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Old 05-03-2010, 12:37 PM
preemo63 preemo63 is offline
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Default Grounding Problem?

Hi everyone. New member hoping the brains here can help me out with a frustrating electrical problem with my 99 Ram Sport.
Occasionally the electrical system doesn't have enough juice to spin the starter. The truck can go for weeks without this happening. Then one day, whether it's been sitting unused, or still warm from a drive, it will barely (if at all) turn over. A jump start will get it going again, but it won't idle until being driven awhile. I've replaced the battery a couple of times and the cables are clean and tight (at least at the battery). Just when I think I've solved the problem, it pops up again. I work out of town and this has left my wife and kids stranded a couple of times. I won't have a lot of time to work on it on my next trip home, so I'm hoping you folks can give me a list of possible things to look for. Does a bad ground seem like a likely issue?
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