WILL TURN OVER BUT WONT START

Tiny
JMOORE
  • 1979 DODGE

1979 DODGE RV 360 HAVE REPLACED THE BALLAST RESISTOR AND DIS CAP AND ROTOR BUTTON AND THE HOLE DIS ALSO HAS NEW PLUGS AND WIRES

Will turn over but never starts it has tired before but wont I have replaced all plugs and wires and dis also the cap and rotor button and the ballast resistor and ing coil?

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Saturday, April 21st, 2012 AT 9:58 PM

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Tiny
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Do you have spark ? while grounding a plug wire and engine cranking over?

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-an-ignition-system

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https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

Please let us know what happens.

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Saturday, April 21st, 2012 AT 10:01 PM
Tiny
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No I did a couple weeks ago and then it started has new plugs in it

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Saturday, April 21st, 2012 AT 10:05 PM
Tiny
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It will turn over that all before it would act like it wasnt getting fuel and try to start but has new fuel pump on it and all it does now is turn over and sitting in rv the first four plugs are dry but smell fuel on the and the four that are close to raditor are wet and have fuel on them.

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Saturday, April 21st, 2012 AT 10:11 PM
Tiny
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Is this a fuel injected engine?

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Saturday, April 21st, 2012 AT 10:14 PM
Tiny
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Yes it is I have tried to use starting fluid and before it would hit and now it just turns over and im getting fuel bc I can look in cab and see it spraying out

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Saturday, April 21st, 2012 AT 10:17 PM
Tiny
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Check fuel pressure if its within specs also use a noid lite and check every injector harness -the lite should be blinking while cranking over the engine

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Saturday, April 21st, 2012 AT 10:30 PM
Tiny
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How would I check fuel pressure and it has tried to start and run but all of sudden it stopped and it had a lil old gas in it I but 10 gal of good gas and octan boost also it it could it be that old gas keeps fouling out plugs?

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Saturday, April 21st, 2012 AT 10:35 PM
Tiny
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Would like to know wht to look at next or check everything is test in specs
seems like it turns over a lil slow it seems but couple weeks again would try to start

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Saturday, April 21st, 2012 AT 11:16 PM
Tiny
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You need to check the fuel pressure with a gauge and then comeback with the readings-also check if the fuel filter is clogged-up

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Saturday, April 21st, 2012 AT 11:48 PM
Tiny
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I have fire to the coil but cant get it out of dis cap and if I take plug out closest to the raditor fuel can spray out in to cab of rv. What would u sug. Next

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Monday, April 23rd, 2012 AT 4:30 PM
Tiny
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Check the rotor and distributor cap it has to come out from the there to get to the plugs-injector could be stuck open

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Monday, April 23rd, 2012 AT 5:18 PM
Tiny
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How to set timing on 360 dodge rv? And make sure the dis is in the right place.

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Monday, April 30th, 2012 AT 1:12 AM
Tiny
CANOJOE
  • 1979 DODGE
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Changed the coil and distrubtor and no start

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 AT 4:42 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Go to this walk-thru link: http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 AT 4:42 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Also check the ballast resistor, they used to be about $2 adn were alot of start up problems. It's a white block with 4 wires connected to it. Normally truck will want to start on start cycle then quit when you let off of ignition.

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 AT 4:42 PM (Merged)
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MARIARAMAGE
  • 1979 DODGE DODGE

Nothing happens the car wont start but horn and radio and lights work, I think it is the starter

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 AT 4:43 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Take stater off and have an autoparts store check it for you

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 AT 4:43 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Or you can also tap on the starter with a hammer while someone else try to start it, to see if the bendix will engauge. If it doesn't, and all it does is click, then check for loose connections on the starter soleniod or any corrosion. If thats ok then still look at replacing the starter. Hope this helps

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 AT 4:43 PM (Merged)
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ROCKIEY57
  • 1978 DODGE

Engine Performance problem
1978 Other Dodge Models V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 65000 miles

I have a 1978 Dodge 440 4bbl (carter)carb, Pace Arrow Motorhome, it got overheated very quickly due to a bad lower hose. With that fixed it has gas, oil, water, battery, and it cranks good but will not start. The coil was very hot an hour after the motor cooled totally down. It was running great until over heat and shut down. Any ideas will help. I'm changing the coil now as rest was just done.
Thank you
Carolyn

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 AT 4:43 PM (Merged)
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Are you sure it is getting enough gas? You might have to pump the pedal some to get it started. Does that help?

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