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I have a 1998 dodge caravan 3.0 engine. I was driving my van and I heard a light poof after I tried to push on gas padel and there was no rev to it I quickly pulled over to add oil an gas and when I start to turn key in the ignition it would nou pick up lighs on there was a crank but wouldn't catch what could my issue be batter new changed coil still won't crank all the way

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Hi Aisha,
It may be the one of the engine rotation position sensors has gone bad or something with the distributor. If you can borrow a fault code reader that would plug in to a socket that is under the dash next to the steering column then you might get a fault code number that will tell us what is wrong. You might ask friends if they have such a fault code reader. That is the most direct way to find out what is wrong. It might be worth buying one for around $100 if you can't borrow one. Let me know once you get a fault code number(s).
Roland

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