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1996 1500 with a 5.7 lost power, owner shut it off would not restart. Basic tests showed fuel pump bad changed it. Still will not restart. Starter drags with new battery, slow spark 1x every revolution and a half. Any Ideas?

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Ignition module inside the distributor. Thanks for taking the time with all the details! I'm sick of trying to help people and they don't know a bolt from a nut!

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It may be a bad ignition module, it cost about $45.00 at Auto Zone and takes less then 30 min to replace with common tools. Good luck and hope this helps.

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