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Electronic egnition system

I have a1986 dodge ram charger that sometimes will start and after I turn it off it will not start back up.When we check for fire,it shoot's fire and then it skips.The fire seems to go and come.Then after a day or so I go back to re-start and it will start up again.Could you help me find a schematic or offer advice on where to start looking for the problen.

Thanks, Mauro Flores

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  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2009

    mine was running goodthen ir stop running and wont start again has no spark

  • shawnbrooke Apr 24, 2009

    I am seeing the same problem - no spark to the #1 plug. I trouble shoot according to Chilton, and the electronic control unit (ECU) seems to be bad. I have changed twice. The ECU is supposed to be grounded by mounting to fire wall, but I am going to run a grounding wire to see if this helps. I am also concerned that I may have the wrong ballas resistor. Email is



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Does it run o.k. when it does start ? You say it shoots fire, what do you mean, it backfires up through the throttle body, or it has spark?

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