97 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2 spark, crank, no fuel, no start. HELP!!!
Hey guys, I'm new to the forum but I've got a huge problem I need your help with. My Dodge is a 97 1500 5.2 318 automatic 2wd standard cab. Last week I went out to my truck in the morning to start her up and go to work, got in and turned the key and it just cranked and cranked with no start. I opened the hood and checked for spark at the coil and throughout the distributor and there was power at every point I checked. Next I took off the air filter housing and sprayed starter fluid into the intake and sure enough if started up for a second. Like a dummy I went and grabbed a used fuel pump thinking that was the problem, dropped the tank, installed the pump and connected everything. Went to start it anxiously awaiting it to fire up and NOTHING! I then took off the connector to the fuel pump and started checking for power at every wire. I found the wire going to the level had about 6 or 7 volts. The power wire going to the actual pump was dead. Then I traced them up to the PDB (power distribution block) and found nothing broken or cut. At this point I was stumped so I jumped online and spent all night and the next day after I got off work looking for an answer. Some people say bad relay but I swapped them out and even bought a new one for my fuel pump, same problem. Some people say ASD relay but wouldn't that give a no spark issue along with no fuel?? Some say bad PCM but I am not going out and buying unnecessary parts just to spend money and not fix my truck again. All the grounds looked good but today I am going out and removing, cleaning and installing them just to be 100% sure that's not the issue. Please guys anything helps. Sorry if someone has already fixed this issue before please point me to it because it's been ONE WEEK out of commission, no truck, got mono during the fuel pump removal and now left with NO JOB. Really great week.