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Dodge Aspen Wagon: 1978 Dodge Aspen Wagon, stick. I tried starting

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1978 Dodge Aspen Wagon, stick. I tried starting it the battery died and a bunch of smoke came out of the carburetor
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  jazzmaster replied 2 years ago.
hi, can you tell me a little more about the car
did the battery die because you had to crank it for so long?
was it running good before this happened or did you have problems with it ?...jazzmaster ..
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I had only cranked it once. I stopped because of the smoke coming from the carburetor.I had been hearing a clicking sound for last couple of days and I was going to investigate on my day off.
Expert:  jazzmaster replied 2 years ago.
so, the motor was turning over then it stopped and just clicked or the motor did not turn over and all it did was click ?
the smoke out of the carb usually is from excess fuel or fuel being push out the carb from the motor kicking back
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The motor was trying to turn over, the battery was going and then I saw the smoke coming out and just stopped trying to crank it
Expert:  jazzmaster replied 2 years ago.
So the battery was starting to die when this happened
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes even though I just bought it in March.
Expert:  jazzmaster replied 2 years ago.
I had one of these cars and it was a nice one .
So, lets fix your problem ..
Did you smell a burnt wire smell ?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No smell of burnt wires.
Expert:  jazzmaster replied 2 years ago.
ok, did you check for spark?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
If you mean the spark plugs, that was next.
Expert:  jazzmaster replied 2 years ago.
yes, check for spark st the coil and at the spark plugs
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
And where exactly would I find the coil?
Expert:  jazzmaster replied 2 years ago.
the coil in on the motor .
it has a single spark plug wire on it.
look for the middle spark plug wire from the dist cap this goes to the coil .
http://www.autozone.com/ignition-tune-up-and-routine-maintenance/ignition-coil/dodge/aspen/1978/6-cylinders-c-3-7l-1bl?filterByKeyWord=ignition+coil&fromString=search
Expert:  jazzmaster replied 1 year ago.
if I helped you please rate with a positive smiley face ,if I didnt please let me know why and what was wrong with the vehicle ..thank you
Please don't rate bad if the issue wasn't what I helped you with or you need further help ..
can you please reply back ?