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Dodge Ram 1500 Locked up WCM May Cause Engine Cranking Problems

 
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Model Years Affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Average Mileage: 53,993 mi (16,000 mi - 99,960 mi)

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If the engine does not crank (or cranks but won't start), the wireless control module (WCM) may have locked up. This is due to static discharge through the ignition key. A revised model should be installed, but simply disconnecting the negative terminal of the battery for thirty seconds will temporarily reset the module so you can start the car.

  • un hooked battery and pulled the pcm fuse for about thirty seconds

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  • this is known problem ,you must use the spare chiped key, alternate use, the chip loses memory. dodge does not know why this is happenning.

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  • Visitor, , 16,000 mi

    Same problem here! It's happened three times so far latest one yesterday 3/1/2011. After owning 4 Dodge trucks and our local Dodge dealer closing down this is the last one I'll ever own. Closest dealer is 122 miles away, truck went for repairs to this dealer last week for a different problem; coil igniter failed causing missfire to cylinder# 6, messed up two spark plugs, had to go get it at my own expense. Sorry Dodge!

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  • Visitor, , 40,000 mi

    Stopped at the Post Office. Got back in and turned the key....nothing. Radio and lights worked. Came home and read this thread, went back and disconnected the negative battery terminal. Waited a minute and hooked it back up, turned the key and Wahoo! It started up again. Thanks so much for the solution here!! :)

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  • Visitor, , 58,000 mi

    replace with new wcm

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