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1995 dodge dakota 4x4 turns over but will not start, all relay switches are good, new rotor and distributer has been replace but the wire that goes to the fuel pump has no power, but fuel pump has been tested and it works so what is my problem

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Most vehicles are equipped with what is called a fuel power inertia switch. It is a basic component that shuts down the fuel system during an accident to prevent fuel from being an factor during sensitive times. You may have to find and flip or replace this switch. I do not know the location of it on this particular model off hand, but if you consult your service manual you should be able to locate it quickly.

NOTE: on most vehicle it is located under the dash near the glove box. On some near the fuse box. On cars it is commonly in the trunk.

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