'97 Dodge pickup 4x4 turns over but won't start..There is no spark,fuelpump doesn't work.check engine light doesn't come on.Already checked all the fuses.Any ideas?

Asked by Mar 09, 2012 at 12:42 PM about the 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr ST Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Wife left dome light on over night.Killed battery.Put on charger and tried to start truck.The charger kicked off.Unplugged charger,plugged it back in and started to charge battery again. Engine turns over like crazy,but will not start.There is no spark at spark plug.fuel pump doesn't work.Check engine light worked before,but not now.Checked all the fuses,all good.Tried turning ignition on & off.Didn't help.Can't figure it out.Thanks for your help,Spig

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Hopefully you let the battery charge up before you tried to start it. I'm thinking what might have happened is that you put too much voltage through the system with the charger hooked up. This can do damage to a number of electronic components. If the PCM got to much voltage you will have no fuel and no ignition.

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Sounds like ECM is bad.

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