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1978 dodge tioga 440 not starting mike 10-18-11  
I have a 1978 tioga with a 440 engine that has quit running. It was running pretty good but needed the carburetor rebuilt so off to the parts store I went. On the way back it started running like it was getting flooded with gas and then backfired with the sound of a cannon out the exhaust and then stopped running. It is getting no fire at the spark plugs now. Could the backfire have caused some damage to the distributor? Not very good with things like that but will try to fix if someone can point me in the right direction. Thanks Mike
Re: 1978 dodge tioga 440 not starting BUBBA THE BUS TECH 10-19-11  
You need to check:
Any spark from coil checked at the coil not the coil wire: NO then check power to coil and one side of the coil should flash your test light while cranking engine
If yes then coil wire, cap, rotor are suspect.
If no power to coil check balast resister first it will be a small cerammic item with two or for terminals. It reduces power to the ignition while running.
Then check ignition box.
Good Luck
Re: 1978 dodge tioga 440 not starting fuertewhite 12-27-11  
I have the same which had new leads,dizzy and plugs also changed coil.It was set up by auto electrician 12 months ago and started first time but now takes about 4 or 5 turn to start.Aint done a lot of miles either.Thoughts.
Re: 1978 dodge tioga 440 not starting carol 8-25-13  
Have a 1978 dodge tioga camper, will not start, used 2 pump pedal 20 times take foot off pedal it would start, now it wont. new plugs.carbuerator,,water pump and starter relay. becoming money pit. can u pls help? also new wires, the name on it is tioga arrow,
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