My 96 Dodge Ram 2500 with 5.9 died when I was at a stop light, cranks over but doesnt even begin to start. Changed the fuel pump thats not it, and also changed the ignition coil, still doesnt start

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Asked by Jul 06, 2011 at 08:32 PM about the 1996 Dodge Ram 2500 LT 4WD Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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If the fuel pump still doesn't turn on when you turn the key to the "ON" position, it is probably your fuel pump relay.

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the fuel pump comes on. I bled the line on the injector rack. It has good pressure, I even poured gas down the throttle body and it didnt fire. Im kind of thinking its something electrical or like a cam or crank shaft sensor. What do you think!!

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try finding your ballast resistor on the firewall. a cam or crank sensor will trigger engine codes. do you have an electrical tester? you should make sure your deffinitely getting power to your coil

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The cam and crank sensors don't always throw a code.... I've had 2 cam sensors go out and never had a code

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thats strange, it could be the crank sensor it would kind of make sense since the computer needs that to start and run the truck

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Check and see if tth tach is moving when cranking. If it isn't the crank sensor is a possible culprit.

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Did you ever find the problem with your truck? I have the same problem with my 1996 Ram 2500. Mine is getting good fuel pressure, had no spark so I replaced the coil but that didnt do any good. I had a Mechanic come out and look at it, he said it was the computor so I changed that out too (WoW EXPENSIVE) that didn't work either. I ready to set this thing on fire!!! Please let me know what you found. Thanks!

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change the pick up coil in the distibator. It creates the spark need to start the vehicle. Cost about $24.00 at auto zone.

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The crank sensor does not create the spark.... it's a hall effect sensor that tells the PCM what position the distributor/cam are in so that it can run the fuel sync The pick up coil is also called the cam sensor as was previously mentioned

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shibby55 have you figured out what was wrong with your truck not starting cause today the same thing happened to me on my 1996 dodge 2500 it died in mid drive and would not start when tryed to crank we tryed starting fluid and that did not work either

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HAVE YOU CHECKED THE FUEL SHUT-OFF SOLENOID? OUR ' 96 12 VALVE DIED SUDDENLY GOING DOWN THE ROAD AND WOULD CRANK BUT NOT START. SOLENOID REMOVED FOR NOW AND WE MANUALLY OPEN/CLOSE FUEL SUPPLY,,,BUT SHE STARTS EVERY TIME. DRAW BACK IS THAT ENGINE WILL CONTINUE TO RUN EVEN WITH THE KEY OFF UNTIL YOU POP THE HOOD AND SHUT OFF DIESEL.

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I don't have answers I need answers got a 98 dodge 2500 5.9 gas died going down the road have changed crank and cam sensors, computer, timing chain and gears injectors and spark plugs still won't crank

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Try looking under the hood on the drivers side fender well there is a black plastic box with fuses in it I had the same problem there was a fuse bad cost about $4.00 for a new one, (the fuse is a bigger one than the ones for everything else)

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I need help my 1996 dodge diesel won't crank. Replaced with new starter but not starting. Only hear a click sound just " once" starter doesn't seems to turn or crank at all. What would be the possible problem. It was starting and running no problem few days ago. Much appreciated for any tips.

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same thing is happing to my 1999 24v 3500! just had it running yesterday and I come back to it this morning to nothing. I have new batteries and even tried jumping it and when you turn the key..... Nothing! I don't know anything about diesels so I really don't know where to start.

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My dodge starts and ideals well gose in reverse but when put in drive it die or runs a little the just cuts off what is going on

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I have a 1999 2500 4x4 gasoline it ran fine then went to get in it and acted like the battery was dead. I bought a new battery and it still won't crank. Any ideas

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