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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2 liter won't start

I have replaced coil, plugs, wires, cap, rotor, cam sensor, crank sensor, and fuel pump but have no spark. I have power to the coil when key is on and very low power when key is cranking over. Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    will turn off when driving and has trouble turning back on and problem idling

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I WOULD SAY IT IS THE COMPUTER {BRAIN} THAT IS WHAT SENDS THE FIREING ORDER AND VOLTAGE AND SETS THE TIMEING SPECK I WOULD SAY CHECK THE COMP

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  • actionair3 Jun 16, 2011

    I had a problem with my 1997 Dodge it would start no problem and then the next time you went to start it it would not give fire the fuel pump was working but no spark.This trouble was very intermittent and frustrating to track down.I ended up cleaning the battery connections especially the negative connections I then measured with my ohmmeter the resistance of the black wire running from the fuse/breaker the hood after the alternator fuse running to the alternator.This connection measured >than 1 meg I then cleaned this connection inside the box and at alternator end and it then measured approx 5 ohms.The truck has now not missed a beat for over two weeks and is running great.This is after I had already replaced a computer,coil,plugs,rotor,distributor cap and pickup coil.

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    michael_w970 Feb 20, 2013

    What does the "brain" look like? The auto parts store gave me an ignition control module to try, but I could not find it anywhere in the engine compartment.

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SOURCE: 1997 dodge ram 1500 v6,i have a misfire,ive changed plugs,wires,distributor cap,rotor cap,fuel pump,rollover valve,coil,still has a miss

you can try changing the ignition coil, I own a 97 Dodge 1500 and mine did the same and thats what i had to do.

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