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Chrysler Repair/'97 3.5L Won't Start


Hi Roland.  It's two 40-pin connectors to the PCM.  I'll see if I can test the pulses from camshaft position sensor with a meter, turning the engine by hand.

The EGR is not too accessible. Perhaps I should remove it for a closer inspection.

I failed to confirm, yes, it's an LH.  Intrepid.


Hi Mike,
Thanks for confirming that the pcm plugs had changed for the '97. You might also want to check that the cranksensor output is similarly  oscillating: 4 times quickly in a row, three times, in single rotation of the crankshaft. I can't think of any other reason why you wouldn't get spark on 1/4. On the egr, if you can see the slot on the sensor stem just try and probe the action to see that it isn't stuck slightly ajar. Are you sure about the 1/4 primary winding of the spark coil reading 0.45-0.65 ohms and not 0 ohms?
The engine is non-interference so belt slip is not a risk.
Thanks for doing another rating/nomination of me.

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