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I have a Dodge 2002 ram 2500 that will not start

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I have a Dodge 2002 ram 2500 that will not start
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Dodge
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Dodge Mechanic: Dodge expert, ASE Cert Technician replied 8 years ago
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Let's start with some basics use a fuel pressure gauge and let me know what the exact fuel pressure reading is while cranking the engine and also try adding supplemental fuel such as starting fluid and see if the engine runs for a few seconds on starting fluid alone . Very often they no start and the weak spark can be caused by a faulty ignition coil

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Hi sean,

Thanks for the quick response. I would have to obtain a fuel pressure gauge, I am pretty mechanical but mostly on older cars. What type of fuel pressure gauge would you recommend me purchasing and you would have to walk me through connecting it. When this happened the van started for a second stalled and i was not able to start the vehicle again. Is there a way to test the coil, would a store like autozone be able to bench test?
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Oh I forgot to add im not sure on fuel injected cars if this was the correct procedure, but i removed the air cleaner and poured some fuel in what i belive to be the throttle body (Looks like a carburator) in the throat and it still did not start. i notice autozone has the following.

Actron / 3 1/2 in. face display 0-30 in. vacuum and 0-10 PSI pressure tester kit

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Easy to read 3-1/2 in. diameter face displays 0-30 in. vacuum (0-70CM) and 0-10 pounds (0-70 kps) of pressure scales shown on both standard and metric scales. Complete with hose and adapters. Works on computer-controlled and conventional vehicles. 1 year warranty. Use to fine tune carburetion and timing for peak performance and maximum fuel economy. Use to check fuel pump pressure, mechanical condition of the engine, vacuum control system function, leaks in the intake manifold, manifold and head gaskets, piston rings, valves and vacuum lines.
Dodge Mechanic: Dodge expert, ASE Cert Technician replied 8 years ago

No doubt would be the wrong test gauge. It will not work on your vehicle

Spray some starting fluid into the air intake and tell me if the vehicle starts and runs momentarily

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