Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Truck shuts off, hard to restart - 2000 Dodge Ram 2500

asked by on

My truck has been shutting off and has difficulty starting back up. I had the starter repaired along with the flex plate. That didn't help. All the electronic components are working correctly. The truck starts up the quickest when I slam it into park. What kind of repairs are needed?

A: Hello. The neutral safety switch should be ...

Hello. The neutral safety switch should be checked for proper operation. There could also be a problem with the glow plugs and turbo system. Another possibility is that the fuel injectors may be causing the problem you are experiencing. Have these components inspected by a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, in order to resolve the stalling issue.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: The car cranks and has a gas smell but won't start. Could it be the ignition coil or the distributor?

Hi there: If the O2 sensor was never replaced, the no starting issue might be due to that component finally giving up. However, in most cases, when you smell fuel, it's a pretty obvious sign that the issue is related...

Q: My van was missing and rough idling then I turned it off one day and the next day it starts then dies and some times it won't start

Hello, thanks for writing in about your 2001 Dodge Caravan. For certain, given your mileage and codes for these 2 components, replacing these 2 sensors is the minimum. Cleaning the idle air control valve, throttle body, and PCV valve should...

Q: The truck won't shift out of park so thinking that it's the park shift interlock solenoid? Is that a good possibility that's what

Hi there. First thing to check would be, whether the brake lights are functioning at the time it won't shift out of park. There is a possibility, there is a poor connection at the fuse. It could be, a faulty...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.