Question about 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 2WD
Sounds like a distributor problem maybe cracked distributor cap or a bad rotor button the rotor button is bad about burning a tiny hole in it right in the middle where the contact point is pull rotor button off and look up inside where shaft goes in see if you see a burnt black spot if so the current from coil enters the cap and is distributed to correct cylinder as rotor turns but when this hole is burnt it comes in cap travels thru the rotor and burn hole straight to distributor shaft creating a no start condition have seen this problem make good mechanics pull hair out easily overlooked hope this helps if not repost at fix ya
Posted on Jul 30, 2010
Sounds like your timing Chain has Jumped a Notch or so.
To Verify it , Using a timing Light, Hook it Up. Have someone Crank the Engine Over Look Down on Can Camshaft you'll see a Mark TDC which stands for Top Dead Center. If your Timing Is Showing that you are at TDC then its not your Timing.
If its not at TDC on the Mark Loosen the Distributor hold down Bolt --And See if while the Engine is Being Cranked over.SEE if you can move the Distributor Clockwise and Counter Clockwise to see if you can get the Light to show its at TOP Dead Center.
If not before we Comfirm its the Chain Pull You Distributor Cap Look inside with a God Light Check for Cracks and check to see if your Rotor is Good To.
If ALL other Timing Related Componets we went Over are Showing Good and you never got the Timing Light to Show that your Timing was at TDC. Then it sounds like the timing Chain has Broke or Jumped Timing.
When you Replace the Chain Replace the Timing Sprokets and Tensioner also, They could have Caused this=Worn Sprokets or Faulty Chain Tensioner
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Posted on Jul 29, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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