Q: Timing issue on a 1996 ram 1500 5.2

asked by on January 07, 2018

My cam gear broke didn’t know until several attempts to repair other issues from codes on no start. So got gear lined up dot to dot then installed dizzy as close to number 1 but still will not start

If the valve timing was off at speed, inasmuch as the 5.2L is an interference engine, you want to first rule out mechanical damage. A way to do that is perform a compression test on all cylinders. If compression is normal, the distributor is properly lined up, and yet the engine still won’t start, check for spark and fuel delivery. If these simple checks do not reveal the cause, you can request a no start diagnostic and a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, will perform the full slate of required diagnostic steps to get your vehicle running. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

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