dodge wont start


Asked by Jul 14, 2010 at 10:32 AM about the 1986 Dodge Ram

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 86 dodge ram 318 engine ive changed cap an rotor pickup module ignition coil plugs alternator what is keeping it from starting

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Basics first. At this point we can be pretty sure that you have spark, but its worth checking. I don't know exactly when they started using crank position sensors on those, but they are a common problem on vehicles so equipped. Again, not sure which you have but, a carburetor should squirt fuel when you pump the throttle and fuel injectors in a throttle body should squirt when you crank the engine. Fuel pressure could be an issue. Post back with your progress, we will figure this out.

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thanx for the response the problem was the pickup module needed to be adjusted to create a stronger spark now it starts but will shut down an it will need a jump

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