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So my '13 ram hemi w/ 8spd occassionally wont start on the first attempt. the dash lights up like normal but it doesn't crank at all. sometimes it takes a second try, sometimes a few. this morning, it took several minutes of trying before it finally started up. It's been to the dealership once for this already. Luckily it happened to the service adviser when he tried it. but usually it's random. maybe 10-15% of the time. Any advice on what it could be since my dealership doesn't know? the radio always turns on, including when i turn the truck off to pull the key out until i open the door. Both issues they can't seem to fix or know what they are. I'm tempted to go for the lemon law if they can't fix it after a few more tries... (nebraska law is 4x)
 

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I can't say for sure, but this sounds like a defective WIN module. :4-dontknow:

Or have they already replaced that?
 

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Next that happens, put it in neutral and try to start it. If it does, you have the same issue I had with my 2012......a faulty transmission position sensor in the transmission. The computer thought it was still in gear enough though it was in Park. Shifted into neutral and it fired up. We were able to re-create this several times, so we were pretty confident it was that sensor.

I had exactly the same symptoms as you. Randomly starting. Started fine at the dealer, until finely one day at a store it wouldn't start and I had to have it towed. It was actually the tow truck driver that stumbled across the neutral thing.
 

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I know this is an old thread, but this may help someone else with this problem. My 2012 Ram Outdoorsman will randomly not start. JUst click or starts to turn over. Sounds a lot like a low battery, or bad starter. It is neither. Had it towed to the dealer several times, and each time it started up fine with no problems.
After several trips like this, I thought..”what is it about the tow truck ride that causes it to start working again?’. Figured it has to be the back and forth rocking motion. Next time this happened, I got behind the truck and pushed it and rocked it back and forth like it was on the tow truck. AND........it started right up!!
Every time this came up, the rocking “cured” the problem.

The dealer said it was a adjustment problem with the transmission. The serviced it and it took care of the problem. It still comes up on occasion. I still haven’t figured out what exactly causes the problem. I would be interested in any ideas to replicate the issue on a consistent basis.
 
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