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1988 Dodge Dakota won't start, and has no spark and no fuel pressure.

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  • massoli7 Jan 28, 2009

    whats the main shot off relay? i just put a new pickup coil in it today and that didn't do anything.

  • Anonymous May 14, 2009

    I just changed the clutch on my 1995 dodge dakota 2wd. Now the truck wont start. It was a perfect starting machine up to this point. Is there a shut off switch. No fuel no spark. truck turns over but no spark

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Have fuel and spark won't start


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Chek pick up coil in distibutor for a/c signal with a voltmeter . you should have voltage signal when cranking . this is very common problem for dodge.if no signal output replace distributor . if o.k. check the main shot off relay . check for 12 v at ignition coil while cranking if no 12v change relay.good luck

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    mnabi01 Jan 28, 2009

    shut off relay is the relay that controls the ingectors, coil ,and PCM power . it is on driver side inner fender under hood. but first use a test light and check to see if you have power to coil with ignition switch on.thank you.


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It was the pickup coil thanks

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