Question about 1998 Dodge Avenger
If the engine does not crank at all pull the coil wire off at the cap and set it within an inch of the tower and crank the engine. sparks should emit from this wire to the coil.
You can test each individual spark plug wire this same way by just unplugging it and arcing the spark. then pull out the spark plugs to examine them and replace as necessary (on a dodge use champion plugs). the cap can be removed (make sure to put it on exactly as it came off and put each wire back exactly as it was or it will NOT fire correctly). to check for fuel disconnect the line at the fuel rail on top of the intake manifold and turn the key to ON. this will kick on the fuel pump and should push fuel out of the line as the pump primes. if this test works but you still are not getting fuel to a particular cylinder(s) start unplugging injectors while the engine is running and make a note of which one does not change the idle as this is your problem cylinder. remember any ignition or fuel system fault will disrupt your fuel/air ratio and can damage the catalytic convertor and o2 sensors
Posted on Sep 25, 2009
My problem was hairline cracks in the distributor cap. Replaced the cap and the car runs fine.
Posted on Feb 24, 2010
MISFIRE CAN COME FROM MANY THINGS.LIKE FAULTY SPARK PLUGS + WIRES +BAD COILS + FAULTY FUEL INJECTORS + LOW COMPRESSION CYLINDER.AND LEAN FUEL SYSTEM.
Posted on Sep 25, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds like the solenoid not grounded if you try to start and all it does is click then the solenoid is not grounded and if it's built on to the starter which it might be you might have to replace the starter. Try cleaning the wires going to the starter before you buy a new they may be corroded.
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
Do you mean it's actually grinding while trying to start or it just cranks & won't fire?If it's the latter,i've had to replace 2 distributors on my 99 2.5 because the sensor which isn't serviceable has failed.
Posted on Jul 24, 2009
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