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My 1995 dodge dakota 5.2 V8 will die on me while im driving it or while im at idel and once it dies it wont start back up again .. i check my spark on my coil and i dont got spark after it dies until i let it sit for a while ...I replaced the coil, wires, crank shaft sensor, the cap and roader, the plugs and the distributer pick up sensorand it still hasen't fix my problem... any ideas i think it might be my PCM/ECM

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Check the MAF sensor maf needs air temp and air ratio to start. can fail if the air filter is damaged or new air filter has been replaced after damaged one has been removed.

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Possibly on those mopars, check the plugs to the e.c.m. A friend of mine had the same issue and that's what had happened.

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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.

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SOURCE: 1995 dodge dakota 2wd 3.9 no spark to plugs,or coil,orfuelpump

First of all let's explain how the spark gets to the plugs. There is a crankshaft position sensor and a cam sensor. They are what determines when to fire the coils and injectors. The crank sensor is located on the passenger side on top of the bellhousing, the cam sensor is the pickup plate in the distributor. As the engin turns the send refernece pulses to the computer which grounds and ungrounds the ignition coil causing it to discharge and send voltager from the secondary coil wire to the center tower in the distributor cap. The rotor button recieves the voltage and distributes it to the 6 towers (1 for each cylinder) If you say you're getting spark from the rotor that tells me the primary side of the ignition system is working, and the secondary side is working into the distributor cap. I'd check for spark out of the plug wires at the plugs. Pull a wire and insert a #2 phillips screwdriver into it, hol the shaft of the screwdriver aprox 1/8"(no more) from the exaust manifold and observe the spark as someone turns over the engine. You should see a nice blue spark. If theres spark, spray a little gum cutter in the throttle body an crank it, if it fires you have a fuel problem. Install a fuel pressure gauge on the schrader valve on the fuel rail and observe it as you crank it. If theres no fuel pressure maks sure there's fuel in the tank, if so climb underneath and beat on the bottom of the tank with a rubber hammer, the pump may be going bad, sometimes you can jar them and make them run.

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i do believe that's what it is if it will not let get a diagnostic or if it will not let you access the computer the computer is bad.

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SOURCE: my van just died on me, no spark. I replaced

did you check the crank sensor?

Posted on Oct 10, 2009

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