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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Base Reg Cab 119 WB Work Special

1997 Dodge Ram 1500
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Rear Wheel Drive, Reg Cab 6.5'
15 mpg city / 21 mpg hwy
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November 1, 2012, 3:31 pm

Randy B
 

Question: engine turns over but wont start and smell raw gas

there is spark from coil and plug wires but wont crank


November 6, 2012, 7:43 pm

Tyler O
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If the compression and mechanical timing are correct you're missing one or both of the following:

Fuel - Check that the pump is running, and injectors are firing. Make sure you have enough in the tank

Spark - Check for strong spark at the plugs. Make sure the spark timing and firing order is correct.


Once you figure out what's missing you can continue the diagnoses as to why it's missing.

Good luck.


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