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Dodge Caravan SXT: 2009 Caravan SXT 4.0l will not start. Replaced

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2009 Caravan SXT 4.0l will not start. Replaced both cam and crank sensors full tune up even dealer cannot diagnose. No codes. It did start once but ran really rough and smoking.
Odd thing is when on a scan tool the RPM's when cranking got up and then drop to 0 and then up and drop to 0. Really stumped.
Even gone as far as rewiring the 2 sensors to the Computer to rule out bad wiring.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Amedee replied 2 years ago.
Hello and welcome!
My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.
I take it there is no spark when cranking?
Are there any codes in the computer?
Have you checked engine compression?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes there is spark and comp. no codes
Expert:  Amedee replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for that information.
Does the engine run on starting fluid if you were to disable fuel?
This is our next step.

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