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Cranks won't start all new components and PCM timing is good but back fires threw intake with flames

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SOURCE: 2003 Caravan No Crank, 3.3L

This is a bad PCM. Try to disconnect the security system first and if it still does not start then it is the PCM.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008



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SOURCE: 1996 Ford Escort 1.9L hatchback engine cranks but doesn't start.

if the fusebox is above accelerator pedal its relay number 1 .best of luck.

Posted on Oct 19, 2008


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SOURCE: 1996 grande cherokee 4wd 6cyl. dies out while

it is you crank posioion sensor it is located between the motor and the bell housing on transmission on passange top bell hosing one the sensor get warm it internaly grounds it self

Posted on May 06, 2009


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SOURCE: 2003 Dodge Caravan 3.3 No Crank, No Start

replace the neutral safty switch

Posted on Aug 28, 2009


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SOURCE: 1999 dodge caravan new pcm new crank and cam

If you have replace new cam sensor with no sparks and the coil are good putting out 12 volt, my guess would be the computer it self faulty. cam sensor sense the cam turning and send info to computer telling computer to disperse the charge from the coil pack to the plugs assuming relay, cam sensor, coil, plugs, and wires are good. make sure the cam sensor is put in properly and position.

Posted on Aug 28, 2009

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