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Check and/or replace the easy stuff first. Spark plugs (all), plug wires, Distributor cap and rotor. If these don't solve it have a wet and dry compression test and fuel pressure test done. those tests will get you in the right direction.
if you have spark and fuel, it may be a timing belt/chain problem...symptoms are that: 1. the engine seems to be spinning faster than normal when cranking, 2.distributor rotor will 'stutter" when turning with the cap off and if the crank is brought to 0 (TDC) the rotor will not point to the #1 position on the cap (sometimes needs to be turned twice or it will point 180 degrees away...that is normal) also, 3.compression will be very low in most cylinders. Weak spark (check at plug wire end and coil wire) or a flooding condition can also cause that so make sure you don't have either (or both) as well.
Make sure you have the timing right. Best way is to take #1 spark plug out, stick your finger in the spark plug hole, and turn th engine until it starts to blow your finger out. Now you're sure it's on compression stroke. Then, trun the engine by hand to get the timing mark set to zero. Now, take your distributor cap off, and make sure the rotor is pointing to #1 spark on your distributor cap. Where ever the rotor is pointing, is #1. Check rotor direction of rotation before you put the rest of the wires on.
You still may have to turn the distributor a bit once you have it close. When you start turning it over, turn the distributor slowly one direction and then the other until it starts.
If you have all that done right, check for spark, and fuel, and get back to me.
i would start with the basics- did you make sure you followed the correct firing order when you installed your new plug wires? when you changed the cap/rotor did you notice any track marks inside the old cap? was the old rotor burnt/corroded? ive got a 97 ram and the cap is a b*tch to get to being buried in the back, could you have inadvertently moved the rotor off its timing mark? mis-aligned the crank sensor when installing your new cap? i would recheck how the cap was installed, just because you were able to position it proper and tightened down the screws doesnt mean that you didnt accidently pinch the wires on the crank sensor, or turned the rotor off its mark. also when pressing on the plug wires on the cap did you look for the "1" mark on the cap? this is your reference point for firing order. im not sure these are you problems, but rechecking your work to make sure something wasnt knocked off-kilter, or wrong plug wire placement would confirm the problem lies other than what was replaced. i hope this helps