1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2 liter wont start

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Asked by Aug 13, 2012 at 02:22 PM about the 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr LT 4WD Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1996 Dodge Ram, 5.2 litet. Was running fine and died at a intersection. Got a tow back home and now it wont start. It turns over fine. There is spark at coil and plugs. Fuel Pressure at rail is 48 PSI. All the basic seem to be there, spark and fuel but she wont start. Suggestions?

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One last thing to rule out fuel delivery issue would be to try spraying starting fluid into intake while cranking it over (you'll need a helper for this one). If it now fires you have fuel delivery issues. If not ignition issues.

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Yeah, I tried that also. strayed starter fluid in intake and it does nothing. Its really strange... I have spark at ignition coil and at spark plug and fuel pressure at rail and it wont fire at all. Im stumped.

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get a scan tool hooked up to it that will give you a direction to head in

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Ecm

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check your ECM also get a scan tool and plug into your unit under the dash

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You prolly have dead injector drivers in your ECM

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just because you have fuel at the rail doesnt mean the injectors are working

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I agree with ecm for injectors, but it is strange you have no ignition with the starting fluid test. Are you sure you got the fluid into the intake. If so this would also appear to be ecm issue.

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Check your cam sensor out make sure its reading.

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Guy Drive Auto: Do a compression test because you spray starting fluid in the intake and got fire all the way to the plugs then the only other element to be running is timing. Air, fuel, fire, then timing for compression. Check that.

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