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I put a running 98/318 out of a two wheel drive into a

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I put a running 98/318 out of a two wheel drive into a 4wheel drive 99 and it won't start now. I put a new crank shaft positioning sensor on it ,checked all fuses and plugins,grounds ect. Still nothing! Never touched the distributor. Coil is firing and it's getting fuel. What do I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 1 year ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** you check spark at each spark plug for fire, or just at the coil?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just at coil and one plug
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 1 year ago.

can you check all of them?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm getting ready to put a new cap n rotor on it so I will check em
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 1 year ago.

check them before you put the new rotor in, and see if they all have spark, if they do, then it wont be in the cap or rotor,Tm

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
All sparking
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Still not running
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 1 year ago.

ok, waht is the fuel pressure at the rail?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will check tomoro and let you know.
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 1 year ago.

YOU SAID YOU HAD FUEL, where are you seeing fuel?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I pushed the valve on the bar n fuel came out, I haven't tested the pressure yet , I'm still at work get home about 5
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 1 year ago.

let me know what the actual fuel pressure is,Tim

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok buddy ! Can I buy a gauge to test it with?
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 1 year ago.

Most parts houses, like autozone will loan you one for a small deposit, Oriellys will also do this,Tim

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thanks
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 1 year ago.

you bet,Tim

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
41 kPa
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's running rough but it won't run unless you open throttle body Had it running and idling but you couldn't give it any gas .
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It runs but won't stay running ,checked firing order (fine) it was idling 700-900rpms if you give it gas it would die now it starts n dies or idles rough
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 1 year ago.

ok, this is way to low, it should be above 339 kPa, have you checked all the lines going to the fuel rail and see if one is pinched?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will as soon as I get home
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Does the gauge measure in lbs?
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 1 year ago.

I dont know? i am not there to see the gauge, it should say PsI or kPa?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It does both and it was 41 Psi
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 1 year ago.

ok, it should be 50 psi, so its still low, waht did the pressure do when you gave it gas?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Truck would die n gauge went lower
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 1 year ago.

ok, I think you have a bad fuel pump, can you pinch off the return line to the tank and see if the pressure comes up?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Truck is running and driving but sluggish the converter was plugged now its drives out until it shifts to overdrive then it starts sputtering and running ruff
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 1 year ago.

DID YOU PINCH OFF THE RETURN LINE AND SEE IF THE PRESSURE COMES UP?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The catalytic converter was plugged up /so thanks for your help
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 1 year ago.

Anytime my freind, please dont forget to rate me as this is the only way I get redit for helping,Thanks,Tim

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