1999 Dodge Ram Won't Start

Tiny
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  • 1999 DODGE RAM
Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Dodge Ram V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic

99 dodge ram 1500 4x4 5.9L, engine replaced 2 yrs ago at 90k truck has 130k now, they changed the timing chain with engine. Won't start just cranks over. Last couple of days it seemed to crank more before starting now doesn't start at all.
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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 AT 7:39 PM

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Tiny
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Welcome to 2carpros and TY for the donation and selecting us as your auto repair site feel free to ask questions at anytime

Lets do below for a start to determine if its compression/fuel/or spark related issue and get back with some results, so that I can continue to assist you.

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, If you can hear the fuel pump come On- check the fuel pressure with a fuel pressure tester designed for your fuel system to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pick-up strainer/fuel pump/pressure regulator and also listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light and see if it flashing, If you don't hear the fuel pump, check the fuel pump fuse and fuel pump relay-Depends on what type ignition system is yours, 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, camshaft and crankshaft position sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply to your vehicle disregard it meaning if it doesn't come with one ignore it and continue 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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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 AT 7:44 PM
Tiny
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Had correct fuel PSI, had spark, changed crank sensor, fixed problem. Thanks
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Thursday, February 26th, 2009 AT 2:12 PM

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