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Engine cranks, won't start, fuel to plugs, no spark, replaced coil

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I have a 1996 dodge ram 5.9L. The coil is not getting juice to it. Fuses are good. Please Help

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OK you could have 2 separate problems 1 the crank sensor will do the exact same thing. It is located on the right side of the engine. It is to the back of the engine. It reads the reluctor that is connected to the flex plate aka (flywheel). There is a cut out notch in the bellhousing of the transmission. Top right of the bellhousing you have to access it from the engine bay i usually lay a piece of cardboard over the engine and then I just lay across the engine. Number 2 the cam sensor is the second most likely culprit it is located under the distributor cap after removing the distributor, remove the rotor button it maybe stuck if so you will need to pull it to remove it. After removing the rotor button there is a black plastic disc with wires coming out of it. That is the cam sensor. Just unplug it. To reinstall reverse this proc

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Check the timing chain.

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  • mcj5751 Mar 26, 2011

    Timing chain is fine, I believe Dodge uses steel gears, even if chain slipped a tooth or two would still have spark, truck only has 70,000 miles timing chain failure unlikely, I'm thinking mag pickup in distributer, coil has juice, but no pulse, are there any other likely causes?

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