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Old 09-17-2011, 12:04 AM
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Default Ram Starter Slow/Weak Crank on Hot Starts?

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98 Ram 1500 5.2 starter has very slow weak crank on hot starts, cold starts fine. Measures 12.5V across battery terminals. 14V on dash gauge, if running. Can you please tell me how to troubleshoot this issue.
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After many years of service, a starter motor gets pretty clogged up gunk and fillings. These often are more conductive (electrically) when hot, which in turn robs the actual motor itself from much needed starting current. Chances are you are due to repair/replace the starter motor.
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I would have your battery checked
a weak battery, an fairly new undersized battery, & a couple other things act exactly like yours is doing

check the age of your battery, 72 month batteries are good for 60 months
600 Cold Cranking Amp batteries are not anything like 700 CCA batteries
if your battery does NOT FILL the battery tray, go bigger
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