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Old 09-23-2012, 05:41 PM
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hi. my 2000 durango with the 5.9 wont start. i bought it like this but i cant figure out why it wont start. i got fuel pressure in the rails and my timing light says i got spark. so i thought it was timing because it has over 200k so i put a timing chain in it and that wasent it. this is the first dodge ive ever owned so i dont know to much about them. its got new coil, pick up coil, cap and rotor by the previous owner. i even checked fireing order on the wires. the plugs are really wet so im gonna clean them off and see what that does also there was a lot of gas in the oil when i bought it i assume from people cranking it so much. if u have any ideas please let me know.
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hi. my 2000 durango with the 5.9 wont start. i bought it like this but i cant figure out why it wont start. i got fuel pressure in the rails and my timing light says i got spark. so i thought it was timing because it has over 200k so i put a timing chain in it and that wasent it. this is the first dodge ive ever owned so i dont know to much about them. its got new coil, pick up coil, cap and rotor by the previous owner. i even checked fireing order on the wires. the plugs are really wet so im gonna clean them off and see what that does also there was a lot of gas in the oil when i bought it i assume from people cranking it so much. if u have any ideas please let me know.

First, the timing in these trucks is set for you by the PCM... there is no need for a timing light... I would look at the crankshaft position sensor as the culprit.
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First, the timing in these trucks is set for you by the PCM... there is no need for a timing light... I would look at the crankshaft position sensor as the culprit.

i thought about that, do you know of a way to check if the old is bad before i buy another one?
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i thought about that, do you know of a way to check if the old is bad before i buy another one?

Its not being tested on a dodge but, it is the same concept.
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When you replace the timing chain, did you remove the dist?
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When you replace the timing chain, did you remove the dist?

no i dident touch it
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Thats good. As long as you did touch the dist, the timing should be okay and you don't need to set the sink timing. Have you replace the spark plugs yet? They maybe fouled to the point of not starting.
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Thats good. As long as you did touch the dist, the timing should be okay and you don't need to set the sink timing. Have you replace the spark plugs yet? They maybe fouled to the point of not starting.
i tookem all out and cleaned them up because they were really wet with gas. but they look to be in good condition nice and flat
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nope crank sensor wasent it. it still wont start. and it really smells like fuel when cranking
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have you checked for spark yet? i dont mean w/ a timing light, pull a wire and put a plug in it, hold it to the block, what do you see? if the spark is not nice and strong id look at coil, wires or distributor cap/rotor
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