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Dankirs
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12/07/2007
10:15:23

Subject: 2000 4.7 turns over but wont start freq.
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Recently my 2000 4.7 liter has been turning over fine but not starting. It has only 54000 miles. I have already replaced the fuel pump about 7000 miles ago. Since the problem began, I have replaced plugs and tuned up, replaced crank sensor. I can hear the fuel pump running. The problem is becoming more frequent. It cranks but shows no sign of starting and then after sitting for 10 min to 24 hours, starts fine. When it doesn't start, I can smell gas after trying a few times. Any ideas?



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12/09/2007
09:33:35

RE: 2000 4.7 turns over but wont start freq.
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Have you checked for codes ?

Lead, follow, or get out of the way

Dankirs
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12/09/2007
20:54:44

RE: 2000 4.7 turns over but wont start freq.
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Yes. I have taken it in to a shop and, as it was not experiencing the problem at the time, the computer did not provide any answer.



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12/10/2007
15:49:51

RE: 2000 4.7 turns over but wont start freq.
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I don't know much about 4.7 Thottle bodies, but it might be the idle air control solenoid. My buddies went out on his 99 318 - it wouldnt start or run without some throttle manually applied. Quick and easy fix. Does yours start when tapping the throttle?

Other things to try include pulling an injector rail (leaving everything connected) and placing a paper towel under it and have someone else crank it. (Obvious caution is needed with this.) If the injectors aren't opening properly, it will be easy to spot on the paper towel.

Next would be to see if you have spark. Pull a coil, rig up a way to ground a plug and see if it sparks when someone cranks it.

Just a couple basic places to start. Air, fuel and spark.


My $0.02,

Jay

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Dankirs
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12/10/2007
23:04:10

RE: 2000 4.7 turns over but wont start freq.
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Thanks,

Will do. Appreciate the advice.



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12/14/2007
01:55:43

RE: 2000 4.7 turns over but wont start freq.
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dankirs; I also own a 00 dak quad cab with the 4.7l and a while back it would either die or wouldn't start. turned out to be the cam position sensor located on the right head below where the valve cover sits along where the timming chain runs. It also didn't show a code. Hope that helps.



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12/14/2007
11:37:53

RE: 2000 4.7 turns over but wont start freq.
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you might aslo wanna try the crank sensor same side of engine but down on the block. one 10mm bolt holds it in. good luck



albert
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12/21/2007
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RE: 2000 4.7 turns over but wont start freq.
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Same problem with my 00 4.7 and ended being the camshaft position sensor. Easy to change out and pretty cheap.



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9/26/2016
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RE: 2000 4.7 turns over but wont start freq.
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Was driving today truck just died it will
turn over but will not start or even act
like it wants to start



Miltoneaddums
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9/26/2016
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RE: 2000 4.7 turns over but wont start freq.
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9 years later. I'll bite anyways.

I'm guessing it's a 4.7? Check the fuel pump and
/ or crank position sensor.



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