wire to coil,no fire, where does it originate?


Asked by babydoll53 Mar 02, 2013 at 05:33 AM about the 1998 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1998 Dodge Laramine 4x4 xlt  excab 5.9 liter Magnum

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Usually the ignition switch. When you turn the key to start full battery voltage (12 VDC) is applied to the coil. In the run position voltage goes through a resistor wire to apply about 6 or 8 volts to the coil. To test the ignition switch hook up a remote starter switch at the starter. Turn the key ti the run position. Crank over the engine using the remote starter switch. If the engine starts your ignition switch is bad. While you're hooking up the remote starter switch inspect the wiring at the starter. The ignition switch gets power directly from there. HTH. -Jim

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Billycreek - Thanks I will in the future try that also. Js08016 - Makes sense. Will give it a try and let you know how it turns out. Thanks Guys!!


Yes, please do. Thank you for the best answer vote. -Jim

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