Truck will not start

Tiny
DODGE INVADER
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  • 1988 DODGE RAM
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
Truck was running fine. I went over a bump on the road and the truck died and wouldnt start. There seems to be spark at the plugs and gas going to the throttle body.
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Sunday, February 27th, 2011 AT 7:53 PM

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Tiny
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If its cranking over and will not start -Do below to determine if its compression, fuel or spark problem.

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine atleast 3/16 away from ground-have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, Do you hear the fuel pump come On when you turn key on? If not check fuel pump fuse and fuel pump relay if okay-check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, cap and rotor, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it and keep testing

If both fuel and spark is present-check the valve and ignition timing, this will lead you to problems
with compression and valves opening and closing at the wrong time/broken or jumped timing
belt/chain.
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Sunday, February 27th, 2011 AT 8:00 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the reply. I have the fuel pump coming on I can here that. The spark snaps but is orange. I have change the wire plugs rotor cap and coil about 1 month ago.
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Monday, February 28th, 2011 AT 1:05 AM

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