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Q: Truck turns over but wont start

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Truck turns over but does not start. Everything else works

A: Hello there, many common faults will cause ...

Hello there, many common faults will cause your 1981 Dodge D150 to not start. The most common would be the battery, starter, batter cable, fuel pump, fuel filter, ignition switch or a wiring harness fault. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose your no start condition and perform any repairs required to get your engine running again.

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