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    No start problem??

    I drove my 98 Durango to work, shut it off and left it for 2 days. Came out tonight and it turned over like crazy but it wouldn't start. I can hear the fuel pump cycle but no start. Crank Sensor maybe??
    Everett Smith

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    Is it even trying to fire up or just nothing at all??

    If it tries to start but then dies, or sputters but won't start, it could be a bad battery (many here have had starting issues where the starter turns the engine over just fine but it won't start or fires up a bit and then dies once you let up on the gas.)

    If it's not even trying to fire up, that sounds just like what happened to me when my crank sensor went out so it just might be that.

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    I had a similar problem. Turns out the connectors on my battery were extremely dirty. Cleaned them off and tightened them down and had no more problems.

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    Possibly the crank position sensor or the fuel relay in the fuse box under the hood. The relays are interchangable so swap it with another one that matches and give it another try. It could be a bad relay you're hearing click when trying to start.

    Since it turns over normally, I'd say it's not the battery (until you kill it by repeated tries.) Also since it doesn't fire and then die, I'd still say it's not the battery.

    Keep us posted on the results.

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    Bad coil?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MWeed
    Bad coil?
    Yep, from the description certainly also a possibility? I missed that one!

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    I'm going with that as well or a bad distributor cap and rotor.
    Pull the cap off and look inside to make sure the rotor is intact and it's not all corroded in there.

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    No start problem??

    Thanks, I'm gonna have a look at all the suggestions. Crank sensors are about $180 so before I get one I better make sure. I'll post the cure when I figure it out.
    Everett Smith

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    I wouldn't rule out the battery so soon.
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    No start problem??

    After some cursing and a day to cool down I went back with a tow truck and to my surprise the Durango Started. This rules out the Crank sensor. Took it for a drive and parked it home. Next day it wouldn't go again. I did notice it had been wet lately so I pulled the cap and looked insideit was fine. Later on that day it went so I soaked the cap with water and it died instantly. Bought new cap and rotor and wires. Here's what I found? 2 corroded posts on the cap.
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