97 dakota I was driving when it just craped out like it was running out of fuel when I went to restart it, it would crank over but would not start no gauges would work,plenty of gas, when I placed key in the ignition the horn wouid start beeping, bought a new part that goes into the bell housing and plugged it in still nothing, help!!
Country: United StatesMake: DodgeModel: Dakota SLTEngine: 6 cyl magnum
switching fuses,relays,unplugged horn,now there is a clicking sound when ignition is on,fuel pump is comming on.
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engine light not on! tps 5???
The TPS is the throttle position sensor.IT sounds to me like your computer is not awake causing your no start condition. The first thing to do is to be sure the computer is awake. Turn the key on and check reference voltage to the tps, cam and crank sensors. If there is full reference voltage, check to be sure the ASD relay is engaging when trying to start the engine and that there is power to the injectors and coil/coils when cranking. IF there is no power to the injectors or coil when cranking and the ASD relay is not engaging, then we might have a bad cam or crank sensor (or a valve timing issue).If there is no reference voltage to these sensors with the key on, then the computer might not be waking up. We will need to check all powers and grounds going into the computer with the key on. This includes, all powers through the computer fuses, fusible links and even the ignition switch.Hint: Sometimes the cam and crank sensors can short out and pull the computer down temporarily. If all powers and grounds check out and we still do not have any reference voltage to the cam, crank or the tps, then disconnect them one by one with the key on to see if the reference voltage comes back. If so, then one of the sensors is bad and will need to be replaced. If you replace the crank sensor already, then our next step is to check the cam sensor.
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