2000 Dodge Dakota stalled while driving

Tiny
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Engine Performance problem
2000 Dodge Dakota 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 100k miles

been running fine took it to the store yesturday hit a pot hole in road it stalled. Now no start, engine crank, s great but will not start. Is there no fuel shut off switch on 2000 dodge 4 cyl truck? If so where? Thanks cek
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Thursday, January 8th, 2009 AT 1:30 PM

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Tiny
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Hi:
Have you checked for spark and fuel?

Joe
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Thursday, January 8th, 2009 AT 8:54 PM
Tiny
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Hit pot hole stalled no start cylcle key code p0443 I can hear fuelpump cycle, cranks, good no spark?
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Friday, January 9th, 2009 AT 9:11 PM
Tiny
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Do you have power to the coil?
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Friday, January 9th, 2009 AT 10:02 PM
Tiny
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Installed new coil still no spark? Grrrrr help please
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Sunday, January 11th, 2009 AT 12:05 PM
Tiny
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Are you getting power to the coil?
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Sunday, January 11th, 2009 AT 1:23 PM
Tiny
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Good power to coil, remved it rubber coating cranked open on it sswelled up, installed new coil from napa, still no spark, Iwas a Driveabiaty mech at ford dealers for 15 years from 83 till 97 good palse signal at injecters, not sure where the crank sensor is located, I, also have not checked dist pick up coil, customers vec Iam running out of time May have to farm it out to dealer GRRRRRRR help please thank from cek in michigan
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Sunday, January 11th, 2009 AT 6:49 PM
Tiny
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New coil power to it, good fuel pressure, good palse at injector, s not sure werethe crank sensor is or how to test it.
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Sunday, January 11th, 2009 AT 6:57 PM
Tiny
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If there is a crank sensor, it will be mounted to the timing cover near the harmonic balancer. If not, I think there is a problem with the module on the distributor or the pick up coil in the distributor. I just emailed a friend on this issue. He is new here and an outstanding mechanic. I want to see what his thoughts are on this problem.

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Sunday, January 11th, 2009 AT 9:53 PM
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I, m on the fence post now I may have to tow it to dealer, I don, t want to since I was a driveablity tec in import, and ford dealerrship, s for 20 years, but I lost touuch with tec friend, s since retiring I, ll try a couple more test first today THANK, S do I need a tool beside, s my dvom and test light?
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Monday, January 12th, 2009 AT 8:57 AM
Tiny
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The tools you have are fine. My concern is if you are getting 12volts to the coil, the problem is either in the distributor (pick-up coil) or the crank sensor (if your model has it). I did email your posting to my friend and expect a response from him soon.

Your problem is saved in my email and not forgotten, so I will be in touch with you again.

Let me know if you find anything.

Joe
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Monday, January 12th, 2009 AT 10:40 AM
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Monday, January 12th, 2009 AT 6:25 PM
Tiny
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Hello well first take the wire off the distributor itself and crank the motor over to see if you get spark from the coil to the distributor and if so the pickup in the distributor would be bad not sending power to the crank sensor, causing it not to fire.
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Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 AT 9:27 PM
Tiny
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Hi:
He is correct. If you get spark from the coil, the pick up may be bad.
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Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 AT 9:40 PM
Tiny
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Hello and also just thought of this also could have a cam sensor not picking up a signal from the crank sensor. Maybe this will help.
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Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 AT 9:52 PM
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Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 AT 9:13 PM
Tiny
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Hi you will not need anymore tools than what you already have to do the testing on the truck. I hope it all works out for you.
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Thursday, January 15th, 2009 AT 9:21 PM

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