1999 Dodge Durango cranks no start

Tiny
TRUCKINGUP359
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  • 1999 DODGE DURANGO
  • 5.9L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 98,000 MILES
Turns over great good spark and fuel but wont start
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Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 AT 12:12 PM

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Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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You need to run every one of these tests to get an idea what is going on. You may have done some already but get all the details.

All "crank, no start" conditions are approached in the same way. Every engine requires certain functions to be able to run. Some of these functions rely on specific components to work and some components are part of more than one function so it is important to see the whole picture to be able to conclude anything about what may have failed. Also, these functions can ONLY be tested during the failure. Any other time and they will simply test good because the problem isn't present at the moment.
If you approach this in any other way, you are merely guessing and that only serves to replace unnecessary parts and wastes money.

Every engine requires spark, fuel and compression to run. That's what we have to look for.

These are the basics that need to be tested and will give us the info required to isolate a cause.

1) Test for spark at the plug end of the wire using a spark tester. If none found, check for power supply on the + terminal of the coil with the key on.

2) Test for injector pulse using a small bulb called a noid light. If none found, check for power supply at one side of the injector with the key on.

3) Use a fuel pressure gauge to test for correct fuel pressure, also noticing if the pressure holds when key is shut off.

4) If all of these things check good, then you would need to do a complete compression test.

Once you have determined which of these functions has dropped out,
you will know which system is having the problem.
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Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 AT 12:22 PM
Tiny
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OK Thank You and could the crankshaft sensor have anything to do with my problem?
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Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 AT 2:10 PM
Tiny
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Run all the tests and I'll be able to tell you.
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Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 AT 2:47 PM

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