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Need Help with an 88 custom/2 wheel drive

I have an 88 ram 50/factory banana/2 wheel drive...I need help on finding information about the timing belt/fuel filters....apparently these are the top reasons my truck won't start today.........just trying to edumacate myself on these common problems....the truck is mint, other than the mileage....everything appears to be functional on the checklist of goodies, other than it catching.....and starting....everything fires up properly.....but it's not catching.......and if I gas it at all ....it floods, and when it's not gassed, it burps.......and the choke seems to have a mind of it's own....forcing me to believe it is a timing issue...or fuel filter....any ideas are welcome...and anyone who has had a ram50 knows that anything is possible.........but I'm still clueless regardless....lol....HELP

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  • CBeach76 May 11, 2010

    Okay, so the judging from statements made in between the dots, you have:


    • A 1988 Dodge Ram 50

    • 2WD

    • Doesn't

    • Doesn't "catch" and start" and

    • Fuel IS getting to the engine.
    A few Questions please and I think I can help you.


    • What transmission is on your Ram-50? Standard or Automatic?

    • Does the engine turn over when you turn the key to START? If it DOES NOT TURN OVER then it's the starter motor/solenoid has failed. An easy dealer fix.

    • Is the Battery Charged? a bad battery is a potential problem...
    And If it gets fuel, the fuel filter is MOST of the time not at fault..

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You need a timing gun to set your timing belt wright..

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in my small town 250k we have a suspension shop
they can find any noise, and any vibration.
let them! and btw 2 some tests are very dangerous.
btw3, they do have on car tire balance, this finds other problems.

they might charge $100 to find the reason.
is that too much, or is buying $1000 in parts not needed ,better.
for sure i can find it , but for sure, not here.

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