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There is no spark to coil but the truck will turn over just not fire.

We have replaced the distributor cap and rotor button and also a new coil.

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There is a crank position sensor on your dodge. it is located on the top of the transmission on the drivers side

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SOURCE: 1985 Dodge W-150 4x4 5.9

got to be ignition module ,check for feed to it and if you have a feed then check the earths and if ok just change it ,these thing can just stop when you turn engine off ,never seen one go whilst being driven .

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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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

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SOURCE: engine cranks ,but no spark.

ain t many more parts to electrical system left... i had same problem once n it was my ignition modulator.located under distributer.**** i can t remember,i think my car would not turn overfrom that.or only other thing could be a fuse.i 'd check every fuse too .hope this might help.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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SOURCE: 86 dodge 250 v8-318 no fire at spark plug, will not start

did you change the main coil and coil wire?if so then check the ing resistor and then the computor box

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

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SOURCE: 1994Dodge Dakota Wont start changed distributor

could be a bad crankshaft position sensor or a bad camshaft position sensor. Either would cause no spark. I would check to see that you have fuel coming up to the throttle body

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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