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Won't start after replacing oil pump, Today, did it myself,

Customer Question

Won't start after replacing oil pump
JA: When was your last oil change?
Customer: Today, did it myself
JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge?
Customer: 05 Dodge Ram 1500 3.7 v6
JA: Are you fixing your Ram 1500 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Just replaced the oil pump, finished putting back together and won't start, check engine flashes
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Dodge
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Replaced oil pump which meant pulling the timing belt, draining the water pump and all, so I'm just curious if that is the reason it's not starting. But I've never had the check engine flash while I try to start the engine. It turns over fine but doesn't want to start, get under and all I smell is gas.
Expert:  david craig replied 13 days ago.

Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site. allow me a moment to pull up some information for you. thanks.

Expert:  david craig replied 13 days ago.

you need to recheck the timing

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Timing belt is placed right where it was when I started.
Expert:  david craig replied 13 days ago.

were you on the compression stroke at #1 tdc?

Expert:  david craig replied 13 days ago.

double check it.

Expert:  david craig replied 12 days ago.

just checking in to see how its going

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Pulled the truck apart, the tdc is where it needs to be on the 1st. And timing chains are aligned with the markings. Finished putting it back together last night and still it will not fire up. It turns over but won't start.
Expert:  david craig replied 12 days ago.

ok. you getting spark?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I haven't had time to check since I finished working on it last night.
Expert:  david craig replied 12 days ago.

ok. keep me posted

Expert:  david craig replied 9 days ago.

do you still need assistance?

Expert:  Dan replied 7 days ago.

I am contacting you because the post has not been closed or rated.

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You have already paid to get this question answered, but you have not rated.

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Expert:  Dan replied 7 days ago.

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