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1988 ram battery good all of a sudden no power to dash lights and wont turn over when turn key

Discussion in 'Pre-1994 trucks, commercial vehicles' started by upser145, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. AllanC

    AllanC Well-Known Member

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    You definitely need proper grounds as weird things start to happen with poor grounds. But in this vehicle with a carbureted engine and no ECM, I would think a missing ground would not affect operation.
     
  2. Bob Lincoln

    Bob Lincoln "CHECK FAULT CODES"
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    I'd be surprised if any 1988 vehicle did not have an ECM - it must, along with fuel injection - and it certainly has relays, which are grounded from left fenderwell to the battery.
     
  3. pt006

    pt006 Active Member

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    1988 was an oddball year for Dodge trucks. The V-6 and 318's had throttle body fuel injection. The 360's had a 4 bbl. carburetor. The electrical wiring diagram is very difficult to figure out.
     
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