Having problems with your 1999 Dodge Ram ?
Oil light stays on and truck wont tern on Doge Ram 1500 V8 Laramie I just pout new water pump, oil filter, oil, Battery, and distributor. Now the truck wont start. The starter terns but there is no kick. I checked the fuel line and it has fuel plenty of presser. I went back and found the lay out for the spark plug coils, and they are good. The coils are good, and I checked the ignition coil, and it to is working good.
If you replaced the distributor, it may be out of time. Find the firing timing mark on the harmonic damper and adjoining degree scale then mark those two points with white paint. Hook a timing light on #1 spark plug wire (driver's side front), and turn the engine over looking for the light flash to illuminate when the marks match up. Rotate the distributor until it does. If it is nowhere close, then you will have to align the distributor manually by removing #1 plug, turn the engine CW with a wrench on the crankshaft bolt while keeping a finger in the plug hole and continue until the cylinder is building compression--at the point, remove your finger and keep turning the engine until the timing marks line up. Check the rotor of the distributor which should be pointing at the #1 plug wire position in the cap. If way off, the distributor needs to be removed and turn the shaft until the rotor points correctly when the unit is reinstalled. Final adjustment is then accomplished by rotating the body of the distributor. Whew! Hope this gets you running.
The distributor might be out on alingment
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