1987 D150 no Start, no crank. But has electric

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  1. JMO129

    JMO129 Junior Member

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    Hi everyone. I have been surfing the threads for the past few days to find some literature that could help me with my problem. I didn't quite find it.

    I have a 1987 Dodge D150 318ci. I have been having starting issues with the truck ever since I got it from my father.

    Issue: It doesn't crank, starter doesn't engage. I have voltage to the dash, lights, etc.

    What I've replaced: I currently replaced the starter, starter relay, battery wire to the starter, alternator (needed a new one), battery.

    I am wondering if anyone ran into this issue and what you did to resolve. The only think I can think of is taking the steering column apart and replacing the ignition. Not sure.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    With a volt meter on the battery, look to see if there is any response at all when you operate the ignition switch. If none, it's most likely the ignition switch, but I wouldn't rule out the wire, either. You might find your answer just by getting a look at the ignition switch, too.
     
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    Thanks man! I am going to take a look at the ignition switch and probably replace it anyway.
     
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    Look at the wires on the ignition switch also. Could be cut or broken. Do you know if he had a kill switch on it before you got it?
     

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