Etnine will turn over but wont start.

Tiny
JMOORE
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  • 1979 DODGE
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 ingition coil?
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Saturday, April 21st, 2012 AT 9:58 PM

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Tiny
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This sounds like the carburetor choke is not working right when the engine is cold can you remove the air cleaner to make sure the choke is shut?
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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. 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 radiator are wet and have fuel on them.
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Saturday, April 21st, 2012 AT 10:05 PM
Tiny
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I would check the choke but it sounds more like the timing chain might have let go can you test the compression to confirm?

Here is a guide.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-engine-compression

Please run down this guide and report back

Cheers
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Saturday, April 21st, 2012 AT 10:14 PM
Tiny
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Yep that was it, no compression looks like the is engine done thanks for your help.
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Saturday, April 21st, 2012 AT 10:17 PM
Tiny
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Use 2CarPros anytime, we are here to help. Please tell a friend.

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Saturday, April 21st, 2012 AT 10:30 PM
Tiny
CANOJOE
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  • 1979 DODGE
  • 56,000 MILES
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)
Tiny
MARIARAMAGE
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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
1BIGG1
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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
BOOTDOG
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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
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  • 1978 DODGE
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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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LYNN75
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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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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 AT 4:43 PM (Merged)
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MELANIE D
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1975 Other Dodge Models 6 cyl Wheel Drive Type unknown Automatic 6666 miles

My 1975 dodge dart won't start. It will accept a boost, changed the battery no difference, cleaned battery connections no difference, I think it's the starter but if it is then why does it start with a boost
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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 AT 4:43 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi:
I recommend that you eliminate certain things. First, it may be the starter. What I suggest is to start by disconnecting the battery and then removing the starter. Take the starter to a parts store to have it checked. My guess is that it's drawing too much current.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 AT 4:43 PM (Merged)
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LADIJ
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  • 1974 DODGE
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My motor home is a dodge elderado has been sittin for a few years I've done an oil change new filters for oil fuel an air, I put in new spark plugs wires distributer. When the key is turned it sounds like it wants to start but don't
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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 AT 4:43 PM (Merged)
Tiny
LADIJ
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It's a 318
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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 AT 4:43 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Did you drain the old fuel out and replace it?
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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 AT 4:43 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WTHOMPSON3
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Engine Mechanical problem
1973 Other Dodge Models V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic

Hello,
We have a rebuilt older (1973) 440 V8 that we just reinstalled. The timing mark with the timing light is way off the timing mark indicator, roughly 100degrees. It will not fire if the timing mark is adjusted to the 5-7degrees BTDC like we believe it is supposed to be. Any suggestions on why the mark is not in the indicator range while running?
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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 AT 4:43 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Try putting the engine no.1 piston on compression stroke and line the crank pulley to 0/TDC markings -open up the dizzy cap is the rotor point directly to the no.1 cap tower-if not its out of time-recheck the valve timing
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