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1995 Dodge Dakota Pick up

I have a 95 Dodge Dakota 5.2 V8, 4WD truck, no electrical spark, dead. I have changed out the plug wires, distributor cap, rotor button, ignition pickup, the coil and crack sensor, still won't start. What next, any suggestions or clues or where to go next? Steve

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  • bang1982 Aug 15, 2008

    changed timing belt truck still wont start

  • ddgurdock Apr 25, 2009

    truck turns over no spark and doesn't even try to kick at all

  • verofallon Apr 30, 2009


  • Anonymous May 03, 2009

    ignition switch malfunction

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    I have a Dodge Dakota 1991 3.9, 5 speed 2 wd. The engine turns over very freely but it won't start. When I roll the truck just a few feet a d release the clutch it starts immediately. I have replaced the ignition switch, th coil, distributrt cap and rotor. Autozone reps suggested clutch safety switch but I don't think that year had one, at least I don't find it where it is supposed to be located. Please help.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    I have a 2000 Dodge Dakota which quit running on me the other day it backfired and then to stop running and then acted like it didn't have any spark so I replaced the strip break And rotor button now I have spark from the coil to the But nowhere else any ideas

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    new plugs wires cap rotor wont start strange noise when cranking

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    wire running to the ignition switch if u move it it around it make the truck sound like iya knockinh an cutting out

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    I have a 2001 Dodge Dakota and want to put new value gaskets on but I can't get the ignition wire holders off?

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Turns over but will not start. Change rotor, distributor cap, coil and battery


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I had a similiar problem, found the solution there. It was the wiring harnes on the drivers side under the hood, just above the wheel well. there are a cluster of wires in a bundle. I unpacked the bundle carefuly and sure enough the were two or three wires all coroded, had wite powder from corosion. repaired the connections and bingo. I posted details at browse around there. I posted pictures as well. this is a common problem.

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Have the PCM (computer) tested.

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