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Old 04-04-2014, 11:32 AM
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I have 2001 ram 1500 5.9 I've done the testing that i know how to do, i think i have narrowed it down to a problem with the ASD relay. Possibly shorting out im not sure... i have spark once in a while at coil but not consistent i've looked at wiring diagrams i am "Completely Lost" i dont really know how to read them, if anyone has a wiring diagram that they could help me out with i would appreciate the help
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:39 AM
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Did you consider the plug at the coil? It's a two prong plug that goes bad quite often. I'd seriously consider replacing it or testing it for a broken wire about 2 to 3 inches from the plug where it bends. If necessary put on two separate spade connectors.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:48 AM
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No i didn't how do i go about testing that i've physically looked at the wire didn't see any damage im very new to using the multimeter im 31 and this truck is the first vehicle that i have had that i am doing all the work on with the help of this site and youtube videos i have been doing pretty well so i am open to any suggestions thanks guys
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:29 PM
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I want to go out and check stuff over right now but i dont have a garage and its raining... if there is other trouble shooting i can do when i get out there you can shoot it at me then i can possibly give you more information when i get out there to check it and get back to u
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That's all I can think of until it's ruled out. Baby steps. Admittedly you are new and I don't think you should be inundated with multiple options that could possibly lead to frustration.

Check for power where it plugs into the coil. Front passenger's side of the engine. I may be wrong, but I believe it goes to around 12v while cranking and drops to 5v once started.

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I checked earlier today and i do have power there, not sure how to check signal switch wire on coil though?
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I am not an expert, but recently went through my own issues. At one (initial) point I had suspected the ASD and/or fuel pump relay.
If I recall correctly the ASD uses the same relay type as the AC compressor. To rule out or isolate the ASD relay, you may be able swap it with the AC compressor relay. Before swapping, please check the relays numbers closely, to validate I am correct.
Also, if in doubt, listen to Warlock before me. He helped me.
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:43 PM
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do u know how i would get gas into my oil? i checked the dipstick today and its a good thing i did there was a lot of gas mixed in the oil so i changed the oil and filter im assuming thats from cranking so much without it having a place to go? tested green wire to coil had 12v, tested the grey black wire on crank sensor i got the appropriate reading of 5v which supposedly means crank sensor is good? Checked the ASD i believe that is good can feel click when ignition is turned on getting the 12v at coil and with relay removed get 12v at 2 out of the 4 terminals, i get spark at the coil just very very rarely i need to get it there every time but im not sure how, as far as i can tell the pickup coil (camshaft sensor) is good i replaced it last month, not that it has anything to do with spark but i got 46psi on fuel rail appreciate the help guys!
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Back to ruling out things in an orderly fashion....

I'd price the coil and try changing it. It sounds to me like it may be on it's way out. Power in but intermittent power out usually means it's failing.
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:08 AM
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ive replaced that 2x i thought i had a faulty one the first time so i returned that one and got another new one
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