1993 Dodge 1 ton desiel pickup stuck in Kansas with running light
Engine check light came on 1/2 way from San diego and everything looked ok but now 500 miles later running lights have failed. My friend is stuck and needs to get fixed to get back to Wisconsin without just day driving. Any ideas?
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the truck has to have the basics . Spark fuel and compression in that order. Remove a plug wire from a plug either remove the plug or install a different one in the end on the wire and crank the engine with the plug laying on engine ground in good view and see if there's spark. Being you did'nt mention what motor is in the truck, desiel. 10 cylinder gas 8 cylinder gas 6 cylinder gas 4 cylinder gas I can only guess at what kind of engine were working on. The gas engines have spark plugs as the desiel has glow plug heating system and direct fuel injection. Silveradoo is a trim level and theres 1/2 ton 3/4 ton 1 ton and 1 1/2 ton versions. They all have fuel pumps and if they have more than on tank or a desiel they can have more than one. The gas engine v8 has troble with the ingtion and the module is the most likly for the cause of no spark but the mileage wasn't stated so I have no idea where to start. if it still is'nt getting fuel with the new fuel pump it's still possible that is'nt running or if it is its wired backwards and is pumping backwards. If the fuel pressure checks OK (above 50 lbs. that part shold work. Below 45 lbs they might run but they won't start. Compression has to be good 100 lbs or more on any engine. most chevy engines are much more in good shape.150 or even as much as 220. low compression and it was running OK the last time it ran sort of says the timing chain skipped as the compression normally does'nt go away quickly. The exception to this is overheating and racecar type blowups. some engines after overheating will have little or no compression and if started with added fuel and revved up they can unstick rings and or valves. and go back to normal. the reason for the overheating needs to be found as this happens again the motor might not come back to life.