20 Most Recent 1985 Dodge Pickup 4WD Questions & Answers

You have power to the switch so the fuse is good. Next is to check the switch. The contacts often fail and need to be replaced. If possible take the known good switch from the other window and temporarily connect it to the problem window and test it. If that does the trick you know you need a new switch. There may also be a relay in the circuit. Do the same swap procedure to test that relay. Good Luck!!!!!

1985 Dodge... | Answered on Jan 12, 2015

It is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 with 1-3-5-7 on the drivers side front to back, 2-4-6-8 on the pass side and the dist turns clockwise.
I wish I still had my Chilton's manual, I would scan a picture for you.

If this helps, please rate me.

1985 Dodge... | Answered on Oct 04, 2013

I would say not as most flasher cans just flash and the required circuit to either left or right is connected when you select left or right. Recheck the LHR bulb is in a clean socket and is tight and the earth wire is connected correctly to a clean earth point. The problem is the completion of the circuit in the LHR bulb and holder and wiring.

1985 Dodge... | Answered on Sep 21, 2013

The cause of your Ford Ranger hesitating while pressing the gas pedal can be the fuel filter, change it first since its the cheapest, next would be bad spark plug boots cracked, or spark plug gaps to wide, then lastly dirty fuel injectors.-------------------------------------------autel ds708

1985 Dodge... | Answered on Nov 28, 2012

check the positive wire from coil, see if there is spark, or try to get some wire put it into positive battery and the one end into positive of coil, then try to start again and if there is spark now, dont try dis if your car have computer box.

1985 Dodge... | Answered on Oct 29, 2012

See if this helps.
Supposedly there are 4 different diagrams for that truck.
I could only find one.


1985 Dodge... | Answered on Jul 11, 2012

Don't you mean lpg. check the timing

1985 Dodge... | Answered on Jun 12, 2012

i belive the problem is in your steering colum where your signal switch is remove the steering wheel and check the switch if thats not it then you have 2 bare wires touching

1985 Dodge... | Answered on Jun 09, 2012

It's broken or missing parts. Get a new one.

1985 Dodge... | Answered on Apr 17, 2012

After it dies, check the spark and make sure it is able to jump at least a 1/4 or better gap and has "snap" to it, not orange and "fluffy". Also if no spark, check the ignition box on the fender. Both coil and ign box can misbehave if they have an internal problem after they get hot. If you have a lean burn computer on the air cleaner tap on it lightly with a wrench etc. (sounds crude but it works) If the engine stutters or changes how it idles, the computer is bad. (one that old can be converted to older ignition system but check emissions regulations before doing that.
If ignition system is working, make sure that the carb is not flooding and that fuel pressure is around 5-7psi.at the carb inlet.

1985 Dodge... | Answered on Oct 12, 2011

I had a 77 Power Wagon that did the same thing all the time. It turned out to be the coil..

1985 Dodge... | Answered on Apr 07, 2011

if you were in 4wd on a dry pavement the chain that goes to the transfer case probably got bound up on itself. try to reverse a few feet and see if that lets it pop back out.

1985 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 01, 2011

All components heat up to some degree when you use them however driving short distances should not hurt your transfer case unless you have engaged in 4wd full time instead of part time or awd mode.The 4wd full time mode is for wet or snowy roads or mud. Awd mode is good for any condition and so is 2wd mode.

1985 Dodge... | Answered on Feb 27, 2011

I would say that you have a loose wire. Check all your wires and make sure none is loose. Make sure your fuses are pushed in all the way. You will need a voltage reader to find out what wire it is.

1985 Dodge... | Answered on Feb 06, 2011

Can you raise the revs by gently pressing the pedal? That will largely eliminate the electrics or will it just not rev at all? Is the idling affected? Have you checked that the accelerator pump is working as it should, Is the mixture correct? (What did you turn up, the idle speed or the mixture? and is the timing advance working as it should? Is the fuel pump working properly? Make sure it's pumping enough fuel. Failing all that it could be contaminated fuel or a blockage.
You say the carb is getting plenty of gas but it sounds like fuel starvation or excessive richness if you can get the revs up eventually.
Disconnect the fuel pipe to the carb, put it in a deep bowl as you dont want it splashing all over the place and get someone to crank it. It should provide a steady good flow of fuel. Finally check all vacuum hoses/pipes for leaks

1985 Dodge... | Answered on Jan 26, 2011

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