1996 Dodge 1500 with a 318 wont fire. changed ignition coil, ignition, crank shaft relay, checked and changed fuses and relays...it just wont turn over...this is the first time i have ever wanted to shoot a DODGE!

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Asked by May 02, 2014 at 09:00 AM about the 1996 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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A lot of times get this the cooling system

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So, it cranks but won't start. A little fuel in the throttle body will tell you if it's spark or fuel supply. if it starts and dies - it's fuel. Does the Distributor rotor turn while cranking? Fuel, Air and Heat are the three things it takes to make fire. Is enough fuel being delivered (pressure and delivery tests). Is the engine mechanically sound? (compression test). Is there spark at the plugs? Don't throw parts at it unless you want to rebuild a truck that doesn't run.

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