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Will not start,code 1388 ASD relay had a bad connection on

Customer Question

Will not start,code 1388 ASD relay had a bad connection on pin at PCM.
JA: How many miles are on the car? Has the car been starting normally?
Customer: 147818 miles no you drive it for days then it would all of sudden it cuts off and will not crank has a smell like burning wirinfor converter but converter is brand new.
JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge?
Customer: 1998 Dodge Dakota 2wheel drive.
JA: Are you fixing your Dakota yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes replaced coil, replaced pin on. PCM connector you could barely move wire and it would cutoff. Hooked scanner to it and checked while cranking getting signal. But will not crank.set code 1388.swapped relays no luck.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No needhelp
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Amedee replied 2 months ago.

Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

Expert:  Amedee replied 2 months ago.

Are you looking for possible causes?

Expert:  Amedee replied 2 months ago.

Would you be willing to speak over the phone?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I am looking for causes for code 1388
Expert:  Amedee replied 2 months ago.

Can I start by getting your VIN?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
1b7fl26x6ws742953. B could be a 8
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Replaced pin on connector going to pcm. Hooked scanner up getting crank signal. Replaced coil , the pin you could barely move and vehicle would die.
Expert:  Amedee replied 2 months ago.

Are you able to upload some pictures or a video?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
What pictures
Expert:  Amedee replied 2 months ago.

Of the connectors your talking about.

Unless you dont think this is related

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Are you still there
Expert:  Amedee replied 2 months ago.

Yes sir

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
What do think? Did you get the pictures.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Any suggestions on what to do?
Expert:  Amedee replied 2 months ago.

No sir, I am sorry but I did not get the pics

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