1986 Dodge W150, I had a mechanic install a electronic ignition. I drove it for about 6- months ( approx. 2000 miles) it was running than it just died. There was a small puff of smoke, in the cab on the drivers side. It will turn over, it is getting fuel, but no spark. I have checked all fuses, replace relay and volt meter. It still won't start. Any ideas?

Asked by Aug 03, 2017 at 09:49 PM about the 1986 Dodge RAM 150 Short Bed 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers


Re-install the points.


If you got a puff of smoke start checking the fuselinks with a test light if you don't see any obvious one burnt through. If you do find some make sure you solder and shrink wrap the replacements to keep corrosion away.


Yea, sounds like a electrical problem a burned wire possible too.

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