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1996 Dodge Ram Van 3500 Question: NO START,Just cranks,smell a little GAS.

 

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kardavel1113, Martinsville, IN, June 22, 2010, 13:05
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'96 DODGE 3500 VAN.Wont start suddenly,smell a little bit of gas,then a little gas on the dipstick.Sudden thing.Had a windsheild put in months ago,and had a leak to my heater box that froze my blower,due to incorrect installation of windshield,resulted in NO power to radio and dome lites,maybe something ELECTRICAL?Please help.Ran fine yesterday,but did purchse crappy gas and it was rather low.

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    June 22, 2010, 15:21
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    If you are getting gas in your Crankcase ,that is nothing to mess around with, because it can catch fire or worse, like explode. If your truck ran fine before you put in the crummy gas, then you better clean out your tank and use some good gas. The fact that fuel is pouring into your engine would indicate that your fuel pump is working. Do you have good Spark? ( BE REALLY CAREFUL HOW YOU TEST FOR SPARK WITH A FLOODED ENGINE!! )

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    kardavel1113, June 22, 2010, 18:02
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    havent checked spark yet, i suppose it could be a number of things, i put high octane gas in it,i suppose it could be ingntion control module not allowing spark,or ??? doe it have a ignition control module,does it have a distributor?teariing into trouble shoot mode tommorrow.any tips would be greatly apprciated.i had this trouble before with several chevys(was module) the 318s(dodge) ended up being timing chain and gears,motor is too sound for that i hope??again any tips on what to do first to trouble shoot

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    Visitor, August 22, 2010, 18:24

    i dont have an answer, thats why im concern about the problem, 98 doge ram 3500 van, suddenly shuts off, now i smell gas when i try to start it, i don't know the problems i need to know thank u. email address kc_ryan2001@yahoo.com

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    April 05, 2014, 17:13
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    try changing the ignition coil. It's a common problem on 5.2 engines

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