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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 cranks, won't start. Has gas pressure,

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 cranks...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 cranks, won't start. Has gas pressure, spark is good, new cam and crank sensors. Tried with starting fluid still will not start. Hold gas pedal to the floor, makes an attempt but won't start. Any suggestions?
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Dodge Mechanic: Chris, Shop Foreman replied 13 days ago
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Hello, and welcome to just answer. Which engine do you have in your truck?

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Customer reply replied 13 days ago
3.7L
Dodge Mechanic: Chris, Shop Foreman replied 13 days ago

Ok, thanks. Tell me did the truck just die one day or just not start all of a sudden?

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Customer reply replied 13 days ago
Ran rough prior to shut down, then wouldn't start the next day
Dodge Mechanic: Chris, Shop Foreman replied 13 days ago

Gotcha. Well based on what you are saying, you may have an issue with something mechanical like broken valve spring, rocker arm or timing chain, but it could also be a plugged catalytic converter, or you got some bad fuel (water, diesel in fuel, etc.) Has a compression test been performed yet?

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Customer reply replied 13 days ago
compression is good
Dodge Mechanic: Chris, Shop Foreman replied 13 days ago

Ok good. Try this next: Remove one of the upstream O2 sensors in front of cat from the exhaust. See if it will now try and start.

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Customer reply replied 13 days ago
Ok thanks, I'll the this.
Dodge Mechanic: Chris, Shop Foreman replied 13 days ago

You are welcome. If it does start, then the cat is plugged and will need to be replaced. let me know how it goes,

Chris

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Customer reply replied 13 days ago
Will do
Dodge Mechanic: Chris, Shop Foreman replied 13 days ago

Okay

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Dodge Mechanic: Chris, Shop Foreman replied 12 days ago
Good morning! Just checking back to see how it is going with the truck.Chris
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Dodge Mechanic: Chris, Shop Foreman replied 12 days ago
Hello, any luck with the truck?Chris
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Dodge Mechanic: Chris, Shop Foreman replied 11 days ago

Hello, any luck with the truck?

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Dodge Mechanic: Chris, Shop Foreman replied 6 days ago

Hello, just wondering if you still need help. I replied back to you several days ago and have not heard back at all. Please let me know. If you no longer need any more help, then that is fine, but please let me know so I can close this session. Accepting/rating my answer would really be appreciated also. I don't get any credit unless you do that.

Thank you!

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