Help with a 1983 dodge ram with a 225 slant six


#1

i need help.i just got a 1983 dodge ram with a slant six engine. i cant get no spark. i put new wires cap and roter,plugs. distributer. and a new ignition module. still no spark. oh and a new coil. can someone please help. thanks john


#2

Howdy take distruter cap odd have some one turn over motor see if rotor rotates.
What a great motor had old doges with those years ago they just ran and ran…


#3

With a no-start older Chrysler product this is usually the first suspect.

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_Resistor-ACDelco_18050393-P_217_R|GRPTUNEAMS_347718836___


#4

Google Dodge ballast resistor - I think yours may have one, if it goes out it can cause problems like you have.


#5

I agree with OK. The ballast resistor is frequent cause of a no-spark condition. Yours might look slightly different from the one he linked (wrong vehicle in link).


#6

Check the ballast resistor if you have one. Summitt Racing has resistors listed for the 225 up to 1981, the 318 up to 1983.

Good luck,

Ed B.


#7

distribute turns i put a new dual ballast resistor. still no luck