My car wont start

Tiny
SAPPLEWHITE
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  • 1998 DODGE INTREPID
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 158,964 MILES
I was driving my 98 dodge interpid in 3rd gear for about 20 blks before it started to smoke and cut off now when I try to start it the lights just flicker and it makes a clicking noise but it wont start. What needs to be fixed?
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Friday, February 18th, 2011 AT 9:47 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Pick your symptoms below check it and get back with some testing results

**Cranks but no start condition:

Get a helper disconnect a spark plug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine at least 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 so, 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, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it.

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**No crank at all/nothing/nada when key is engage to starting position

Could be a blown fusible link, the starter, starter relay, clutch switch/park and neutral switch/transmission position switch and ignition switch assuming the battery condition and connections are good. Note:If it doesn't apply disregard.
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Monday, March 28th, 2011 AT 2:06 AM
Tiny
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Hi, doing research follow up. What was it? Thanks
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Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 AT 4:47 AM

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