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I would like a dodge expert to help me with this problem

I have a dodge intriped 1998 and i change the engine,starter, and steering colum and i cannot get it to start.
the engine is a 2001 intriped with the same motor/engine.
i guess the question i,m trying to ask is.?does anyone know if the steering colum is change if it would affact security system on the car.
because i check everything else on the car and that is the only possible problem i could think of

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    why yes it would.



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If the engine is a 2.7L. What is most likely wrong is his. The engine out of the 2001 has a different timing gear on the left cylinder head then the one on the 1998. In 1998 the engine computer is a SBEC controler(single board engine controler) an the 2001 is a NGC controler(next generation controler) the timing windows on those gears are in different positions. The controler doesnt know where the timing is.

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