1975 Dodge Van Turns over but won't start?

Tiny
C.BRENTON
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  • 1975 DODGE VAN
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 67,000 MILES
Our van will turn over but not start. We pulled into gas station, turned it off, then it would not start again. Just tuned up, replaced rotor, cap, coil. Plugs are getting sparks. The carb is getting gas just fine. We unscrewed the hold down bolt for the distributer and adjusted it a little bit while trying to start it and it started up twice but died again. Do we need our timing adjusted? Or something else? And what is an estimate on the cost to fix at auto shop?
Thanks, Evan
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Friday, September 18th, 2009 AT 1:09 AM

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Tiny
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Hello my friend
just have few questions.
Which one is yours?
8 Cylinders E 5.2L 2BL
8 Cylinders D 7.2L 4BL
8 Cylinders E 5.2L 2BL (found in 74% of 1975 Dodge B200 3/4 ton Van)
8 Cylinders F 5.9L 2BL (found in 26% of 1975 Dodge B200 3/4 ton Van)

8 Cylinders D 7.2L 4BL
8 Cylinders E 5.2L 2BL (found in 45% of 1975 Dodge B300 1 ton Van)
8 Cylinders F 5.9L 2BL (found in 55% of 1975 Dodge B300 1 ton Van)
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Sunday, September 20th, 2009 AT 5:55 AM
Tiny
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5.9 L V8 B300. And I forgot to mention that it would take a while to start before all this happened. I would have to give it gas to even start.
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Monday, September 21st, 2009 AT 5:50 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the informations, I will be back to you.
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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 AT 2:33 AM
Tiny
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It could be retarded timing, weak sparks.
Check the timing and let me know
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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 AT 6:21 PM
Tiny
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Midas said it was the starting module and replaced it, didn't start, then they said the pick-up coil in the distributer, did that and it turns out there getting spark fine. I'm thinking it could be the timing as well.?
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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 AT 8:00 PM
Tiny
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I'm sorry you getting out of lot of money.
Sometime the vehicle can get spark but how strong is it? Bright? Or kind of yellow?
I also think it could be the timing.
Ask Middas to check timing with a timing light.

Let me know what happen.

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Thursday, September 24th, 2009 AT 12:31 AM
Tiny
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How much do you think it would cost to check timing with timing light?
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Thursday, September 24th, 2009 AT 12:44 AM
Tiny
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They can check it while you are there, it take only few minutes to check it with a timing light.
But if the timing is wrong, then ask them how much it will cost to set the timing.
Ask different shop and look for good deal.
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Thursday, September 24th, 2009 AT 1:06 AM

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