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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Won't Start

My 2001 Ram 1500 5.9L truck quit while driving and wouldn't re-start. Towed it home, changed the fuel pump assembly. Still won't start. Changed cap and rotor, and still won't start. I have fuel pressure at the fuel rail, but it won't fire. Turns over like crazy but wont' fire. Any ideas?

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  • Jgebert Sep 17, 2008

    1. Thanks.....mine was actually a coil as well. I got it up and running about a week ago now. Had spark at the coil, but not as strong as it should be. A friend's dad was able to test it, and as soon as we changed it it fired right up.

      Thanks for the help.

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    Can you bypass the coil in a 98 dodge ram to start it

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Changed the breaks on my truck it had a whole in the line so I changed it too now I can only get pressure when I pump after bleeding

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Was driving fine, and all of a sudden it quickly decellerated, steering wheel locked up, and would not start again. Plenty of noise in the attempt, however would not start.
    I've so far put a fuel pump in, a new battery, and still same thing. WILL NOT START! I have no idea what it may be however I have pretty much drained my tax return between the battery, the pump, and the very expensive tow. Please help me out.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    changed fuel pump,distributor,cap and rotor checked the fuel pump relay and fuses.

  • Kevin Porter
    Kevin Porter Mar 08, 2018

    My 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Won't Start You Can Smell Fuel As It Turns Over



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Jgebert... Have you tried the crankshaft position sensor? I use to have the same problem. While driving it would turn off, but as soon as I replaced this part, I don't have that problem anymore. Good luck and take care.

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Have you checked the codes?
Mine was a faulty coil.... Twice. I made a heat shield for the second one.

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I am suspecting it is a wiring issue. Check first the fuses. If in case the issue with the fuse, there is still a chance that this may happen you will have to inspect the harness from the gauge for loose connections or exposed conductors which may touch another wire or the body of the car causing a short. Also check the wiring from the column. If it is not the fuses the more the inspection on the wiring should be made. You will have to further search down to the engine if no issues are found on the wires under the dashboard and column.

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