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Truck turns over but wont start

Hello there, many common faults will cause your 1981 Dodge D150 to not start. The most common would be the battery (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/battery-replacement), starter (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/starter-replacement), batter cable (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/battery-cable-replacement), fuel pump (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/fuel-pump-replacement), fuel filter (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/fuel-filter-replacement), ignition switch (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/ignition-switch-replacement) or a wiring harness...

matching an engine to a transmission

Hi Justin. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Anytime you are swapping out one OEM major component with a new one, it's always best to replace with the same component. For example, your 88 Dodge D150 appears to be powered by...

engine wont start, and when it tries it is sluggish

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Just replaced ignition coil went to drive my 1991 dodge ram d150 and then I lost power to my accelerator.

Hi there. Although a physical inspection would be required to confirm this, based on what you have described, it's quite possible you experienced a backfire, which might have caused damage to the throttle body and even the linkage. If the...

Why won't my truck charge the battery?

Hi there. Several situations could prevent adequate charging from an otherwise healthy electrical system. These include poor connections at the batter posts, power cables at the alternator, ineffective grounding between the battery, chassis, and engine (good connections and large enough...

Vacuum hose unhooked brake - 1990 Dodge D150

Hello. The vacuum hose (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/brake-booster-vacuum-pump-replacement) from the brake booster goes into a tube on the intake. This tube is going to be about the same diameter as the hose and may need a clamp to secure it properly. The small...

engine switch

The cost to replace the engine may exceed the value of the vehicle. It will cost less to replace the engine with a used one versus overhauling the existing engine.

My 1978 dodge 318 idles fine, but sputters and dies in gear.

If the problem started before you adjusted the mixture but adjusting the mixture allowed you to get the vehicle started, the problem is probably fuel related. You can test fuel pump output and pressure to see if those are in...

Alternator won't charge battery

As a colleague of mine used to say, "everything works, but the hands don't move," He used that expression when he had checked everything on a certain system and found it to be working correctly, but the system was still...

Why is fuel pump running without a key in the ignition

Hello: In most cases, this problem is caused by a short in the ignition cylinder. It's possible that perhaps you have a grounding issue or that one of the multiple wires from the main relay are continuing to supply power...

Headlights On electrical problems - 1983 Dodge D150

Hello. There could be a short in the headlight switch (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/headlight-switch-replacement) causing the dash to malfunction. When the headlight switch is on, see if the problem continues. I would also have the wiring that was done re-checked for any shorts...

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