2001 dodge ram van w/318 quit running

Asked by Apr 11, 2011 at 02:06 PM about the 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr SLT Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2001 w/318 started bucking and dying on way home. Would start back up but
had to feather throttle and baby it to get back home 10 miles. Tried to start next
day, would crank normally but not start. Tried ether no start. Suspected ignition
problem. Put OBC2 tester on it and got one code. P0138 O2 sensor B1-S2 "Shorted
To Voltage." Replaced O2 Sensor, still no start. Put OBC2 tester back on - NO
problem codes but did have 4 "Pending" codes flashing; C - Catalyst Monitor, EV-
EVAP System Monitor, O-Oxygen Sensor Monitor and OH-Oxygen Sensor Heater
Monitor.
Does anyone have a clue as to where to check next? Will any of the "Pending
Codes" prevent it from starting?
Mike T

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None of those codes will make it not start. Start from the beginning and check things out.... see if you have spark, see if you have fuel (there is a valve on the fuel rail to test pressure) The Cam and crank sensors are common issues that cause problems like this, there are testing procedures in Chilton/Haynes manuals

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