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I have a 1987 Dodge Ramcharger and it wont run. As long as I keep the key in the start position, it will sorta turn over but as soon as I let it go to the run position it dies. I have changed the ignition module that is located on the steering column, the ignition ignitor control box that is located on the firewall, the ballast, plugs, plug wires, distributor cap and rotor and the battery. I am out of ideas. Country: United States Make: Dodge Model: Ramcharger Year: 1987 Engine: V8 Vin#3B4GW12W2HM709829
The ignition switch has two positions inside the switch. There is an ignition feed when the ignition is in the crank position and another feed for the run position.
Both feeds may come out the same external terminal on the switch, but internally there are 2 contact points, one for each positon on the keyswitch.
The common symptom is the engine will hit or run briefly off the startup and then die. It does this because it loses the ignition feed. Not really familiar with the module wiring for a Chrysler, but I was 37 Years old when your car was built. In the day, you could bypass the ignition switch and wire a power source(alligator clip) directly to the coil + terminal and once the car was started it continued to run this way.
Then some nut invented the solid-state Module. It complicates testing and you know the rest.
You can get wiring diagrams free at Autozone.com by registering your car. I remember tuning up the dual-point distributors and the 440 Six-Packs for this era car.
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Posted on Nov 06, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1995 Dodge Dakota Pick up
go to Didgeforums.com.
I had a similiar problem, found the solution there. It was the wiring harnes on the drivers side under the hood, just above the wheel well. there are a cluster of wires in a bundle. I unpacked the bundle carefuly and sure enough the were two or three wires all coroded, had wite powder from corosion. repaired the connections and bingo. I posted details at dodgeforums.com. browse around there. I posted pictures as well. this is a common problem.
Posted on Sep 05, 2008
SOURCE: 87 dodge ramcharger not firing
Pull the coil wire out of center of distributor cap and lay it close to where you unpluged it from distributor cap, and turn over engine if coil is good you will see the spark jump. If no spark coil bad.
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
SOURCE: my distributor wont turn!!!
if the bottom of the distributor has a flat tip type end on it then it probably plugs into your oil pump you may have a jammed oil pump which would explain why the gear sheared off.
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
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