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I just replaced the engine in a 1996 Dodge Ram 5.9 L, with a 5.9 L from a '00 Durango. I changed the intake back to the '96 and all the sensors, but it will not start on its own. With the injector rail removed, the injectors fire only once when cranking? Could this be cam sensor problem?

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It could be either a cam or crank sensor related fault. If you're using all the original sensors and wiring and they worked fine on the other engine there isn't a real reason for the non-start. Try checking all the harness connections, paying particular attention to the engine harness earthing point. If you dont have one, earth out the engine to the chassis. My feeling is there is something loose, missed when rebuilding the powerplant. Check the pickup for the crank sensor, too. Hope this helped...

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