Fires but will not start

Asked by Jun 26, 2015 at 04:36 PM about the 1997 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1997 ram 1500 5.9l Magium fires and can smell fuel so
what can I check next ?

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Fouled spark plugs or may have jumped time. Bad timing chain or gears.

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I would check plugs and wires

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Do you mean that it starts then dies? Can smell fuel from where? More information please.

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