No spark

Asked by Feb 28, 2011 at 11:31 AM about the 1981 Dodge Ram 50 Pickup

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

just bought a one owner 1981 ram 50. not getting any spark to plugs, have replaced coil,distributor cap and rotor,ignition control module,  pick up coil tested good as did all the plug wires. does anyone know if there is a safety shut down switch or oil sending unit that might be the problem,thanks Dale

3 Answers


nope got the same problem if i figure it out i will let you know if you do before me email me at have you tested to see if you're getting fie to your coil there is a black wire with a white line the connects to the resistor that should be hot when the key is on start from there that's where i am at

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

my 96 ram 1500 360V8 had a ceramic resistor block in it, that cut the voltage from 12V-6V at the coil, that shit the bed and poof no spark


Just ran into similar problem on my 1992 Ram 50 2.6 L Replaced distributor cap and rotor. Found out timing belt was missing teeth and slipping when I tried to start it.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Ram 50 Pickup

Looking for a Used Ram 50 Pickup in your area?

CarGurus has 11 nationwide Ram 50 Pickup listings and the tools to find you a great deal.


Search Dodge Ram 50 Pickup Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Dodge Ram 50 Pickup Experts

#1 Hettboy
Reputation 1,210
#2 dodgecummins
Reputation 290
#3 LouB
Reputation 130
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge RAM 150
27 listings
Used Ford F-150
3,083 Great Deals out of 208,274 listings starting at $1,200
Used Dodge Ram
15 listings
Used Dodge Challenger
341 Great Deals out of 25,161 listings starting at $7,988
Used Toyota Pickup
112 listings starting at $6,837