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1999 Dodge Durango Question: 99 Durango won't start, please help!

 

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chadb, 5.2L V8, Escondido, CA, January 05, 2012, 14:33
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I have a 99 Durango. I was low on gas when I parked it. When I came out to start it, it didn't start. So I got about a gallon of gas and put it in. Still didn't start. It tries to turn over so it couldn't be the starter. I hear the fuel pump priming. So, I put a total of 4 more gallons in the tank. Still wouldn't start. It has had absolutely no problems before. So, I threw a little gas in the throttle body and tried to start it to see if it was a fuel issue. It still didn't start. I checked the coil and it is fine, so I checked to see if there was any spark going to the plugs. There wasn't. So, I changed the rotor and cap. Still not starting.
Any ideas? Thanks!

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    csubak30 January 05, 2012, 17:30
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    This may be your problem and will need replaced: http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/Duralast-Ignition-...
    Ignition switch. If this isn't it send back to me.

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    mastertech6371 January 05, 2012, 19:38
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    spark issue, no doubt. how did you check the coil??

    Roy

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 05, 2012, 20:42
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    Crank over the engine until you hear the pump prime the fuel rail, press the Shreader valve on the fuel rail to verify that fuel is present in the rail (preferably use a pressure gauge and verify fuel pressure). I have had problems with several Durango ECUs. Get a friend to crank over the engine as you strike the ECU, if the engine starts the ECU most likely has a bad soldered joint or circuit board. There is a company that independent auto repair shops get their information from, this same information is available inexpensively for people that work on their own cars.. The information is year make and model specific, covering repair procedures, torque specifications, fluid capacities and specifications, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... Alldata is very easy to navigate http://bit.ly/AllData_Repair_Manuals_Online
    I have had a company in the mid west test and repair the ECUs http://www.siaelec.com/

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    modeauto from Mode Automotive Repair, January 06, 2012, 09:04
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    If you have no spark, the next thing to check is if you have injector pulse, this will tell you if there is a bad input causing the no start condition. Would rec. you have this properly diagnosed, just changing parts on guesses can get expensive. Hope this was helpful.
    Ryan
    Mode Automotive
    858-361-4645

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