My Ram Van 250 with a 318 ci engine was idling fine a few weeks ago then began to sputter and died. I thought it had ran out of gas but that's not the case.
I suspected the ECM (been replace 4 times!) So I had sent it out for testing. They found 'leaking caps' and I had them refurbish and test it. Did not fix the problem.
I also replaced the ASD relay. Did not fix the problem.
I checked the coil. Tested within specs. I have 9 volts at the coil when cranking. Have a new battery.
I also checked the voltage at the Throttle position sensor. Has 5 volts when ignition is 'on' so computer is getting a signal apparently.
I had previously had the van die on me once and a fuse link wire melted. Replaced it with a circuit breaker setup that's worked fine over the years. It was not blown and is functioning.
I am at a loss as to why it will not start. I have no spark. Checked the distributor and it seems okay. I understand that the Crank Position Sensor could be an issue. Is there a simple test for this component?
Otherwise I am at a total loss as to why it won't start. It is definitely electrical in nature as I have fuel and the fuel system pressurizes when the key is in the 'on' position.
Thanks for any help you can send my way! RW
have the same problem?
Thursday, September 26th, 2013 AT 11:06 AM