Question about 1983 Dodge Pickup
We drove this about 30 miles and parked it. Next day it won't start at all. Old plugs and air filter were covered in oil. Drained some oil and replaced both filters. The points look rusty to me, I have cleaned them with fine grit sand paper. Is there a specific clearance to reset them too?
Not good...you did more than I would have done...sounds like its time to take it to a qualified repairman and have him diagnose the problem(s).
Posted on Apr 24, 2009
SOURCE: I HAVE A 1996 INTREPID.
Maybe check the flex plate. I had a 94 concorde with a similar problem. Scanner said it was the cam and crank sensors. The flex plate can get a crack around the bolt pattern which allows it to shimmy when running. throwing off the cam and crank somehow as the mechanic tried to explain to me.
Posted on Aug 23, 2009
check your catalytic converter for clogged up.
disconnect the exhaust pipe before the cat and run the engine to see if it still cut off.
if it run better, then that's the problem
Posted on Mar 05, 2010
you said you took a comp. check, what was it? If it's as flooded as you say, maybe the rings are washed down and you need to put a few squirts of oil into each cylinder and crank it over before putting plugs back in. If the comp. is below 100 that's not enough. try putting the oil in and trying another check on a couple cylinders. If it's up now, around 130-150 than you're getting somewhere. if not how about the timing chain jump?
Posted on Apr 22, 2010
SOURCE: 97 dodge ram no spark
then i would replace whats called the hall effect sensor its that black plastic plate you see when you take dist cap off. just pull rotor and lift up the sensor.dist cap is what holds it on.also under the sensor will be a stamped sheet metal piece that looks like the top of a castle wall. make sure its not loose on the shaft.if it is then new dist will be needed
Posted on May 09, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
Dec 19, 2014 | Dodge Cars & Trucks
Sep 21, 2013 | Chevrolet Suburban 2500 Cars & Trucks
Aug 21, 2011 | 1998 Dodge Durango
May 29, 2011 | 1994 Nissan Pickup
Dec 18, 2010 | 1996 Dodge Dakota
Apr 18, 2010 | 2001 Dodge Caravan
Dec 28, 2009 | 1983 Honda Accord
Aug 24, 2009 | 1995 Dodge Dakota
Apr 01, 2009 | 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Dec 24, 2008 | 1983 Nissan Pulsar
Jun 18, 2014 | 1983 Dodge Pickup
29 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: