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Tiny
TRACY WHITE MARTIN
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  • 1999 DODGE RAM
  • 8.0L
  • V10
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 135,000 MILES
Replaced engine with one from a 1996. Changed out intake manifold along with crank sensor and cam sensor because plugs on those two would not match up from 1996 to plugs on my 1999. Once job complete tried to crank. No start. Checked fire on plugs. No fire. Plugs were wet with fuel just no fire. Heard that there is a certain way you have to install cam sensor or you will damage it which will cause no fire. Is this so? If so how do I properly install cam sensor. Also, will these two sensors even work on a 1996 engine? Because mine is a 1999. Engines were identical except for EGR valve which is why I swapped intakes. Please help. I need my truck.
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Monday, April 3rd, 2017 AT 4:41 AM

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Tiny
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Reference to above. I made one incorrect statement. My replacement engine came from a 1995, not from a 1996. If this makes a difference. Please help me.
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Monday, April 3rd, 2017 AT 4:47 AM
Tiny
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The 1995 may be different see pictures for instructions as you need to have correct spacing. The 1995 may not have that.
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Monday, April 3rd, 2017 AT 6:54 AM
Tiny
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One more question. I was told that because the replacement engine was from a 1995 Dodge Ram that the cam gear sprocket would be different therefore I would need to do extensive work to remove the front of the engine and change it out in order to make it work with the 1999 cam sensor. Is this true? And I was told that because I just inserted the sensor without properly installing it as you described, that I automatically damaged it which caused it to malfunction. Is this true? Hopefully all I have to do is purchase a new cam sensor and follow your installation instructions and have her running. So sorry to be such a pain but this has been a tough job for me.
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Monday, April 3rd, 2017 AT 8:52 AM
Tiny
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I realize you have most likely already answered my questions, but I am slow sometimes at understanding. So I apologize. But could you please help with my above couple of questions?
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Monday, April 3rd, 2017 AT 9:52 AM
Tiny
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The 1995 engine does not set up the way a 1996 does for cam sensor, so what you have been told is probably true. Manufacturers make changes and unless you work on them constantly which I have not worked on a 1995 in a long time. So it is probably true the only way to see if cam sensor is screwed up is to remove it you will see quickly.
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Monday, April 3rd, 2017 AT 10:08 AM
Tiny
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Thank you very much. So will the 1999 cam sensor work of properly installed in the 1999 v10? All I need to know now sir.
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Monday, April 3rd, 2017 AT 11:59 AM
Tiny
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The 1996 and 1999 set up the same way as instructions I previously sent. Just make sure all sensors can hook up as connectors may have changed.
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Monday, April 3rd, 2017 AT 12:15 PM
Tiny
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I just wanted to thank u very much for helping me sir, I mean it. Been so worried. But the one question I needed to know, is will the 1999 V10 camshaft position sensor work on the 1995 V10 engine?
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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 AT 8:18 AM
Tiny
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No I already went through that it has to have the same set up as the 99 engine IF you can change it over
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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 AT 9:33 AM

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