2001 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9November 18, 2015 After a rain my truck will not start. If it does it bucks and backfires. After a short dry time everything is fine. Keywords:Ram 1500 1 thought on “2001 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9” FreeAutoMechanic November 18, 2015 at 2:32 pm Most likely you are getting moisture of some kind on or around you distributor or plug wires. Look at the rear of the underside of your hood and make sure the foam piece, that is there to keep rain out, isn’t damaged. Comments are closed.