1997 DODGE 1500 SERIES WITH A 318 ENGINE WILL NOT START

  • Tiny
  • tina74
  • 1997 Dodge Truck
  • 175,000 miles

Was driving stopped to let a friend out but did not shut off the engine, drove about a half mile and lost power truck would only go a max of 10 mph. We changed the rotor cap, button, and coil. Fire I good. So we tried a throrrle position sensor. Rolls over but will not start. Any suggstions?

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 AT 6:46 PM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
  • Member

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

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

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