How can I have fuel at the rail, Spark at sparkplug, engine cranks, but pour starter fluid on and get Nothing???

Asked by Feb 09, 2015 at 10:18 PM about the 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 4 Dr ST Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

just replaced timing chain, plenum, Scantool says fuel system ok, but starter fluid doesnt react at all?

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3 things needed for combustion in an engine. They are fuel, spark (heat) and compression. If you have fuel and spark and you just replaced the timing chain I would suspect that you did not correctly align the timing marks. You could do a simple compression test to find out.

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