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1997 Dodge Dakota Sport, V6. Truck died while driving and won't start.

My husband was driving his truck and it just died. It will not start back up. At first, thought it was ignition coil. replaced that. still will not run or turn over. Replaced fuel pump. then replaced something else. still nothing. What could it be?

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  • Vicki Royer Apr 24, 2013

    Thank you for all your helpful ideas. We've already check the ASD relay. First replaced that. Was not the problem. It did start but then died, no fuel pressure. Thus replacing the fuel pump, was not the problem either. Then replaced the ignition coil. Not it either. While he was driving it, right before it died, it backfired loud, then died. Not sure if this helps. Thanks again. will keep you posted.

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    Stephen Apr 24, 2013

    So do you know if it has fuel pressure and is it getting spark to the plugs ?

  •  Stephen
    Stephen Apr 24, 2013

    Does it have fuel pressure now that you have replaced the pump ?

  • Vicki Royer Apr 24, 2013

    No pressure still.

  •  Stephen
    Stephen Apr 24, 2013

    Ok, at least you know what to look for. Is the pump getting power from the pump relay ?

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You need to know if it is getting spark to the plugs and fuel pressure before you start replacing parts.
It could be as simple as the ASD relay.

Posted on Apr 24, 2013

Testimonial: "Already checked the ASD relay. Replaced. Truck started, but then died and won't start. Replaced fuel pump, ignition coil. No fuel pressure."

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