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distributor shaft ROTOR should be POINTING on number 1 cylinder or TDC --

1984 Dodge... | Answered on Jan 25, 2018


Seen this "mystery drain" many times. Check spark at the battery to see how big the drain is. For this simple test, blow away any (explosive) battery charging fumes. Leave one terminal on and gently touch the other to its post in fairly dark surroundings. Then try it again with the wires taken off the alternator. Your spark is now probably much less. Usually bad diodes leaking electricity backwards through the alternator cause this drain. Replace the alternator or the diode pack inside it. Some mechanics recommend actually measuring the drain.... hahaha. OK whatever.

1984 Dodge... | Answered on Oct 07, 2016


You are going to have to trace the wiring that feeds the fuse block switch. Wire could be broken, disconnected or there could be a bad relay involved.

1984 Dodge... | Answered on Sep 06, 2016


Sounds like vacuum leak, bad check valve, or faulty actuator. Test vacuum at actuator first if possible. Vacuum check valve is common failure part.

1984 Dodge... | Answered on Jun 18, 2015


does your battery have a charge?? If it doesn't then get a new one.

1984 Dodge... | Answered on Jul 14, 2014


Hi Diane, I'm glad to help! Wow this is a tuff one. Suggestion only, but you could try clamping vise grips to the metal part of the key, if you can't get to the metal part then you have no chose then to grab the plastic part. Then spray lube inside where the key is. Then take a small hammer and try tapping it out. Once out, you most likely will need to replace both the key and tumbler. Hope this helps and have an awesome day Diane.

1984 Dodge... | Answered on Jun 19, 2014


check fuses if fuses are good check the switch if thats good check the high beem switch also check grounds and relay

1984 Dodge... | Answered on Dec 05, 2013


low battery
relay faulty alternator
alternator bearing block / Broken
faulty alternator (winding burned)

1984 Dodge... | Answered on Sep 15, 2013


You need to obtain a copy of the wiring diagrams and then tract every wire that the fuse supplies power to until you find the one that is worn and shorted to ground You can buy a used factory manual here or possibly on eBay. You can also download the manuals here for a fee.

1984 Dodge... | Answered on Nov 08, 2012


the ignition system is eletronic ... no points

1984 Dodge... | Answered on Sep 30, 2012


If it has a voltage regulator it should get power from the key switch to the field wire on the regulator.
You should have battery voltage at the big wire on the alternator with the key off.
I would check for a fuseable link between the alternator and the battery first.

1984 Dodge... | Answered on Jul 21, 2012


Except for the windows and lighter, problem may be a bad or worn out headlamp switch. First respondant is also correct. 1st thing I'd check is condition of electric connections.

1984 Dodge... | Answered on Jul 02, 2012


i had a similar problem with mine. try replacing the spark plugs. that seemed to do the trick for me. i no longer have any problems starting mine.

1984 Dodge... | Answered on Oct 16, 2011

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