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I have a 1994 dodge ram 1500 5.2l. I started it before i

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I have a 1994 dodge ram 1500 5.2l. I started it before i changed the water pump and it fired up. I powerwashed the front of the motor (very stupid) then tried to start it and it wouldnt. I replaced the battery , tuned it up and a new starter. I tried starting fluid in the throttle body and no fire. im now figuring i put the module in bottom of distributor cap wrong. i need firing mech and maybe some advice?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  kalamykid replied 1 year ago.

Do you have a digital volt meter and a test light so we cando some testing?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i can get one what would i do with it?
Expert:  kalamykid replied 1 year ago.

If you can get them I will walk you through the testing to see what is going on.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok
Expert:  kalamykid replied 1 year ago.

thank you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok cant get one now but im a shade tree mechanic. I also have a good sense of memory. tell me what to do and i will know what you are talking about
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
nearest town to get one is 45 minutes so dont have a choice
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
go each terminal on spark plugs?
Expert:  kalamykid replied 1 year ago.

I will have to look up the wire diagrams for your truck. I can do this while you are getting the tools to do the testing.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have a haynes manual but its fire to spark plugs i need
Expert:  kalamykid replied 1 year ago.

ok. But you have more then just plug wires and spark plug to check. we need to test for voltages to the coil and distributor as well as grounds. You need a digital volt meter so we can do the testing.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i have a new ignition coil in it also
Expert:  kalamykid replied 1 year ago.

ok. Let me know when you get the meter and test light and we can do the testing to get it back up and running.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok it may be a few hours til i get back
Expert:  kalamykid replied 1 year ago.

I will be here.