2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Q&A
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Question: What would cause my Dodge Ram to lock up and not be able to start?
4.7 L V8, recently had factory battery replaced, oil changed, and state inspection done. Only driving since service work was moving it out of the driveway to the curb. Truck has 110K miles, and has had no serious issues or accidents. When you try to start it, truck powers up, radio works, but when you try to start it up, it has a loud clunk and never turns over. Viewing it from under the hood you can see it try, but never turns over. Any help would be greatly appreciated. - Crazy Cajun
There are several possibilities. 1. The engine is locked up - try to turn the engine over by hand on the crankshaft bolt 2. The starter is bad 3. An accessory is locked up - alternator, PS pump, A/C compressor remove belt and check all accessories turn freely - Chevy Power
Did you personally check the oil level since the service? Make sure it has oil , a drain plug (not leaking or missing)and a filter properly installed and not puking oil.How far away was the shop that did the oil change etc.? Any strange noises or rough running before the no crank issue? - ziptie12