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not starting

01-22-2005, 12:20 AM
I have a Dodge ramcharger 4wd 318 cid. The truck will not start, it has been at times running like it is misfiring only at idle. Sometimes it will die and i will have to hold down the accelerator a little to get it started again , but if i let off the gas it will die. The engine when you go to turn it off it diesels. Now it wont start at all. I Bought the car from a friend and he replaced the carb. with an older style, so i just replaced the distributor and ign. coil. It had a tune up this past summer. Can someone help me?

Chris Stewart
01-22-2005, 09:13 AM
Sounds like it's been flooding and now the spark plugs are gasoline fouled. Try new spark plugs & get the choke set so it'll quit flooding the motor. This will require a real carburetor expert if you want to solve your problem...check with your local raceshop for a good carb. man.

01-22-2005, 11:31 AM
Maybe the catalytic converter has plugged.

01-22-2005, 01:17 PM
the carb has a electric choke does that matter at all

01-22-2005, 01:19 PM
it has been flooding, would that cause it to die

01-22-2005, 01:30 PM
could it possibly be a timing chain?

01-22-2005, 03:42 PM
it was spark plugs , i changed them and it started right up , i have a friend that races at a local track ill get him to help w/ carb , thanks a lot

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