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My 1997 dodge ram will not start, will not turn over. had

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my 1997 dodge ram will not start, will not turn over. had the starter tested, it's good. replaced ignition relay, coil, and ignition switch, still nothing. any ideas?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  roy replied 6 months ago.

good morning my name is ***** ***** I will assist

do you mean the starter will not work or it works and the engine will not start???

Roy

Expert:  roy replied 6 months ago.

what motor???

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
starter works, engine is 318
Expert:  roy replied 6 months ago.

ok, thanks

you need 3 things to run, spark, fuel and compression

have you checked for fuel pressure??

is there spark at the plugs???

Roy

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
engine will not turn over. turn the key on and get all dashboard noise and lights, turn to start, and get nothing.
Expert:  roy replied 6 months ago.

what is the fuel pressure???

did you check compression???

when the engine cranks, does the tach move up on the dash???

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Once again I say "The engine does not turn over ( crank )"
Expert:  roy replied 6 months ago.

I asked you in a previous post about this and you said the starter works????

starter works, engine is 318 your words, not mine. please be more clear in your answers

lets start over.

let me get a wire diagram of the starter circuit.

Roy

Expert:  roy replied 6 months ago.

ok, I attached a wire diagram for you to view.

check the one fuse listed with a volt meter.

do you have a volt meter to do some checks??

Roy

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
took the starter out of the vehicle and had it tested, starter works fine. replaced ignition switch, ignition relay, and ignition coil. Still the engine will not crank. Also tried starting it in neutral, nothing
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
have volt meter
Expert:  roy replied 6 months ago.

ok, thanks.

check the fuse that feeds the relay. make sure you have 12 volts at the relay with key on

Roy

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I will call you on the phone when I can begin these tests. it may be an hour.
Expert:  roy replied 6 months ago.

sounds like a plan

Roy

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
thank you
Expert:  roy replied 6 months ago.

your welcome

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
waiting for call
Expert:  roy replied 6 months ago.

ok, let me know when the payment issue is resolved. then I will see your number

Roy

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
how long before I will receive a call?
Expert:  roy replied 6 months ago.

nothing has cleared yet on your payment. I will not be able to see your number till the site allows it

Roy

Expert:  roy replied 6 months ago.

how are you making out

Expert:  roy replied 6 months ago.

how are you making out