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DODGE RAM ENGINE PROBLEM

1997 Dodge Ram

Electrical problem
1997 Dodge Ram V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic

truck got stuck in deep mud water wont start engine cranks good has full tank of gas it has no spark and no fuel coming out of injectors when trying to start whats wrong?
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Muddywetone
June 1, 2009.



Suspect a problem with the crankshaft position sensor. Pulses from it tells the engine computer the engine is rotating. At that time, the computer turns on the Automatic Shutdown (ASD) relay which sends voltage to the coil(s), injector(s), fuel pump or pump relay, alternator field, and oxygen sensor heaters.

Also feel if the ASD relay clicks for two seconds when you turn the ignition switch on. If it doesn't, the terminals or coil inside could be corroded.

Caradiodoc

Caradiodoc
Jun 5, 2009.