I just bought a 1969 chinook motorlodge with a supposedly rebuilt 360 engine the lights began to get dimmer it backfired loudly 3 times and died and would not start again. it was running strong prior

Asked by Jul 28, 2017 at 05:40 AM about the Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the engine seemed to be running strong but the lights were getting dimmer. It backfired 3 times very loudly then lost power stalled and would not start again. What might the problem be.

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make sure the batt is charged and the terminals are clean and tight , get it to crank and check for spark , if fuel isn't burned in the cylinder it'll explode in the hot exhaust , check all the wiring , have the alt. tested , those ballast resistors are always suspect

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