No start on 1996 Dodge Ram Van 2500

why does keyswitch turn, dash lights up, but no click is heard at starter

Asked by for the 1996 Dodge Ram Van 2500
This can be from a few different things. You may have a bad ignition switch, starter or the wiring and circuitry that allows for the starter to operate. It will require a diagnosis to determine exactly what is wrong.
1 more answer
Shift the transmission into neutral than try to start the vehicle.