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I have 1998 dakota cranks but no start no spark how do I check?

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Do you hear the fuel pump when you cycle the key?
If not, then Check the ASD - auto shut down relay ,under hood, drivers side,distribution box
Only got computer,crank sensor,and coil
The distributor hall effect sensor, is for the injector timing,do not move the dist.,

Is the ignition switch and neutral switch okey

If you got no wiring diagrams or experience with a volt meter,your in a tough spot.

Posted on Nov 08, 2010


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