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Old 02-24-2013, 08:52 AM
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So I bought this truck back in Oct 2012 and right out of the gate it ends up not starting a few days after bringing it home. I have it towed to the mechanic and it ends up being the pc that was tied to the ignition went bad and so I have that fixed. The very same day I get back the alternator goes out, have that fixed. It runs good for a month or so and then it wont start one night and so I go back the next morning to get it towed and it fires up. I drive it to the dodge dealership and they can't find anything wrong with it and so I pick it up a week later. I don't drive it all week but maybe once because I'm busy working and I go to start it the next weekend and it doesn't start. I have it towed to the dealership to have it looked at and they figure out that the crankshaft sensor was bad and so they replace it. I pick it up on Friday and literally the next morning while I'm trying to park in a parking garage it dies while I'm driving it. I try to start it and it's just like before where I go to turn the key and nothing happens. Except this time, when it died, the box that goes around which gear you have it in was stuck in Drive, I could shift to different gears but the electronics showed that I was in Drive mode. I have it towed to the dealership and the next morning it fires right up. They have the truck all week and it starts literally every time they go to start it. They've called dodge headquarters and talked to all their mechanics and can't figure it out. They're basically keeping it and trying to start it daily to see if it won't start. I talked to the manager and he said they can communicate with the truck and no errors are popping up. Anyone ran into similar problems?

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Old 02-24-2013, 12:55 PM
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Sounds like a potential problem with the TRS (transmission range sensor). Have they investigated that yet?
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No they never said anything about that. I'll have to ask them about it tomorrow. I went by my truck today to get something out of it and fired it right up again.
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My friend had very similar problems and after two months of service calls and towing they found it to be his neutral safety switch was faulty. They replaced a LOT of parts to come to this conclusion
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No they never said anything about that. I'll have to ask them about it tomorrow. I went by my truck today to get something out of it and fired it right up again.
Sounds like your dealership doesn't have anyone good with electrical diagnostics. I'm curious to see what the solution is.
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Well hey guys thanks for all the replies I'm gonna call them tomorrow and tell them what you guys said.
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Sounds like your dealership doesn't have anyone good with electrical diagnostics. I'm curious to see what the solution is.
Yeah I'm new to this area and took my truck to the nearest Dodge dealership : /
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