03 dodge 1500 with a 360 backfired through the intake and will not start again

Asked by Aug 11, 2013 at 04:15 PM about the 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4WD Quad Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my truck was running fine Thursday and i rounded a corner and gave it 3/4 throttle and
it backfired through the intake and shut off i have replaced the distributor cap and rotor
along with crank censor cam censor O2 censor and mass air flow. im at a complete
loss and the only other thing i can think of it to be is the ECU/ECM because i have
spark fuel and air and it wont turn over oh i have also checked fuel pressure and
compression and they are good any ideas???

2 Answers

121,065

Does it have a plastic intake? If so inspect the intake for cracks. Never seen it happen to a dodge but my Chevy backfired thru the intake and cracked the intake.(intake was plastic) I had to replace it. By the way that's the only Chevy I have seen that happen too.

27,585

Only to take it to someone that knows how to diagnose a vehicle without throwing money at it.

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