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My 1988 dodge d150 had fuel problem then before i could fix that i went to start it and it is completely dead (battery is good) - someone told me it was probably smec. where is smec in this truck

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SMEC (single module engine control) they are referring to has to be your main computer under hood near fender usually, but I question why they would suspect that before anything else? Have you taken any steps to test start relay, ground connections etc, before you jump to replacing the main control box ? Have you tried removing connector on SMEC & cleaning all contact surfaces well , add dielectric grease to connections & re-attach, to see if that helps? Corrosion at that connector is certainly not uncommon either.

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